Environment Ministry Announces Two Cases of H5N8 Avian Flu in Riyadh and Kharj

Tuesday 1439/5/20 - 2018/02/06
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Riyadh, Jumada I 20, 1439, Feb 6, 2018, SPA -- The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture announced that two humans tested positive to have contracted H5N8 avian flu in Riyadh and Kharj within the recent 24 hours.
In its daily briefing, the ministry affirmed that the number of samples collected since the beginning of the spread of the disease reached 5,996 samples in all the Kingdom's regions. The results disclosed that 123 tested positive with as many as 14,497 birds were preventively killed within the last 24 hours.
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20:09 LOCAL TIME 17:09 GMT