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China detects new case of H5N6 bird flu in Xinjiang region

China’s agriculture ministry said yesterday it had found a new case of highly pathogenic H5N6 avian flu in a flock of about 150 wild swans in the western Xinjiang region.

One had died and another was sick, it said in a statement on its website. The ministry reported a case of the same strain of bird flu in swans in the region last week.