Iran reports H5N8 bird flu in backyard poultry — OIE

Five birds died of the virus with the rest of the flock slaughtered. (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 04 December 2018
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Iran reports H5N8 bird flu in backyard poultry — OIE

  • The virus infected 10 out of a flock of 138 geese, ducks, free-range chickens in the village of Valiran in Tehran

PARIS: Iran has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus among backyard poultry in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from Iran’s agriculture ministry.
The virus infected 10 out of a flock of 138 geese, ducks, free-range chickens in the village of Valiran in the Tehran region, the report said.
Five birds died of the virus with the rest of the flock slaughtered, it said.


Iran confirms ‘recent’ missile test amid Western criticism

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Iran confirms ‘recent’ missile test amid Western criticism

TEHRAN: Iran confirmed on Tuesday that it had carried out a “recent” test of a medium-range ballistic missile after Western powers sharply criticized a December 1 launch.
“We are continuing our missile tests and this recent one was a significant test,” the Fars news agency reported, citing Revolutionary Guards aerospace commander Brig. Gen. Amirali Hajjizadeh.