India reports outbreak of bird flu virus near Bengaluru

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Paris: India has reported an outbreak of a highly contagious bird flu virus near Bengaluru in Karnataka, the World Organisation for Animal Health said on Monday, citing a report from the Indian agriculture ministry.

The H5N8 virus was detected on 26 December among birds in the village of Dasarahalli, killing 9 out of 951 birds. The others were culled, the Paris-based OIE said in a report posted on its website.

No details were given on the type of birds involved.livemint