Environment Ministry: One Case of H5N8 Avian Flu Recorded in Saudi Arabia in Previous 24 Hours

Monday 1439/7/30 - 2018/04/16
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Riyadh, Rajab 30, 1439, Apr 16, 2018, SPA -- The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture announced that one case of H5N8 avian flu has been recorded in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the previous 24 hours in Kharj Governorate.
In its daily briefing, the ministry affirmed that the number of samples collected from the Kingdom's regions since the beginning of the spread of the disease reached 13,861. The results disclosed that 181 of these samples tested positive. As many as 3,179 birds were culled in the previous 24 hours.
The statement said that the Ministry received one notification and 8 enquiries in the previous 24 hours.
--SPA
18:20 LOCAL TIME 15:20 GMT