Burkina Faso reports bird flu outbreak in Ouagadougou, WOAH says

By Thomson Reuters Mar 18, 2024 | 5:22 AM

PARIS (Reuters) – Burkina Faso reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu on a farm located in its capital Ouagadougou, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) said on Monday.

The virus, also called avian influenza, killed 441 birds out of a flock of 641, the Paris-based WOAH said in a report, citing local authorities.

(Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide, editing by Gus Trompiz)