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Ivory Coast confirms bird flu, boosts controls

Tests at a reference laboratory have confirmed deadly H5N1 bird flu in Ivory Coast, triggering extra control measures in the sixth African country hit by the virus, Ivorian animal health authorities said on Thursday. Bakary Cisse, head of Ivory Coast’s epidemiological animal health surveillance network told Reuters that tests by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) laboratory in Padua, Italy, had confirmed birds in the main city Abidjan had contracted the virus. Full Story

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