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Cases of bird flu similar to those in the United States have been detected in China

Published May 22, 2024

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Reuters reports that China has seen a surge of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks in Qinghai Province, affecting 275 outbreaks among wild birds. The Chinese Center for Animal Disease Control and the national reference laboratory have confirmed the virus in all cases. The source of the virus is suspected to be the United States, where similar outbreaks have been observed in dairy cattle. China has not seen such cases for a long time, and an investigation is underway to prevent the virus from spreading to cattle in China. The US has allocated $200 million to combat the disease.
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Several cases of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza have been identified in western China, reminiscent of those in the United States this month. This was reported by Reuters with reference to data from the country's Ministry of Agriculture. A total of 275 outbreaks have been reported among Pallas's gulls and other common wild birds in Qinghai Province over the past few days. Information about them was provided by the Chinese Center for Animal Disease Control. Later, the positive diagnosis for all cases was confirmed by the national reference laboratory for avian influenza. For each of them, veterinary specialists are already conducting an internal investigation. It is possible that the virus could have come from the United States and could threaten cattle in China itself. The basis for such suspicions was the fact that in the States these cases with atypical victims of the disease began precisely after their close contact with poultry, which was kept on the range and could ...
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