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Israel finds case of severe H5N8 bird flu, sounds all-clear

From Reuters - February 7, 2018

PARIS (Reuters) - Israel has reported a case of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus in a wild bird, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from Israels agriculture ministry.

Contacted by Reuters, a spokeswoman for the ministry confirmed the case, saying it was isolated and contained.

The virus was detected in a wild owl in Jerusalem that died after showing clinical symptoms, the OIE said on its website.

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