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Algeria monitors an outbreak of bird flu in a poultry farm


The Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health said today that Algeria has detected an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in a poultry farm in the north of the country.

The organization continued, citing a report from the Algerian health authorities, that the virus caused the death of 35,800 birds on a farm in the town of Medea, south of the capital, Algiers, while the remaining 1,700 birds were slaughtered.