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Bird-flu outbreak near Bologna

Second this month

Bird-flu outbreak near Bologna

Rome, August 21 - A new virulent strain of bird flu has broken out at a chicken farm near Bologna, the second in Italy this month, the health ministry said Wednesday. The ministry said it was stepping up controls and keeping touch with the European Commission. Last week 130,000 chickens were slaughtered near Ferrara. The ministry said the outbreak had not posed any human risk.

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