Russia reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu

The disease was detected on December?17 and led to the culling of more than 660,000 birds. Image via Wikimedia Commons. Photograph:( Others )

Reuters Russia Dec 29, 2017, 05.19 PM (IST)

Russia has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Kostromskaya Oblast region, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday. 

The disease was detected on December 17 and led to the culling of more than 660,000 birds, the OIE said citing a report from the Russian ministry of agriculture. 

It did not specify the type of birds that were infected.