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Turkey culls thousands of birds after AIV (avian influenza) outbreak

Turkey has culled around 2,700 birds following outbreaks of avian influenza (AIV) this month. The first incident, in the city of Batman in eastern Turkey, was suspected after the death of a chicken, which later tested positive for the H5N1 strain. The second incident occurred in the province of Diyarbakir. The Turkish ministry of agriculture, MOA, has quarantined birds and carried out zoning. After the first avian flu outbreak in the country in 2005, the poultry sector is estimated to have shrunk by half.


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