Bird flu breaks, as China fights to contain novel Coronavirus

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As the Coronavirus  pandemic that originated from China is showing no signs of slowing down, another outbreak is in the radar.

‘Highly pathogenic’ bird flu has broken out in two Chinese provinces near Hubei since the beginning of the month as the Chinese Government battle against all odds to contain the novel Coronavirus  that has claimed many lives in the country.

Chinese agricultural authority announced yesterday  that nearly 2,000 fowl were killed by the H5N6 strain of avian influenza on a poultry farm in Sichuan Province,

About a week ago 4,500 chickens were reported to have died of H5N1 virus in the province of Hunan.

Four outbreaks of H5N6 bird flu were also reported in western China’s Xinjiang in January alone.

China’s Ministry Of Agriculture and Rural Affair reported that 1,840 out of the 2,497 domesticated birds on the farm were killed by the infectious viral illness.

The latest development comes as  the Chinese Government and other Government around the world is putting  resources together to tame the Coronavirus outbreak that have killed about 910 persons in China alone.

It has been reported that the disease doesn’t easily infect humans and is hard to spread from human to human.

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