UN's Food and Agriculture Organization warns of new strain of avian influenza virus

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is warning that a new strain of avian influenza virus found in poultry in Southeast Asia should be closely monitored, as it poses a threat to animal health and production. The virus, known as A(H5N6), was found in China, the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Vietnam. The virus is highly contagious in chickens, geese and other poultry. Article

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