By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced Friday (computer translated) of an outbreak of H5N8 subtype highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild swans in Pinglu County, Yuncheng City, Shanxi Province.

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The outbreak occurred at the Sanwan Whooper Swan Scenic Area, Pinglu County, Yuncheng City.

There are more than 4,000 wild swans living in this area, with 2 sick and 2 dead. After the outbreak, the local area immediately activated an emergency response mechanism, carried out emergency response work, and disinfected the surrounding environment. All sick and dead swans were treated harmlessly.