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Czech Republic reports H5 bird flu outbreak, first since May

The Czech Republic recorded an H5 bird flu outbreak at a small, non-commercial farm in the central region of the country, killing five geese of the nearly 30-bird flock, the State Veterinary Administration said on Tuesday.

PRAGUE, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The Czech Republic recorded an H5 bird flu outbreak at a small, non-commercial farm in the central region of the country, killing five geese of the nearly 30-bird flock, the State Veterinary Administration said on Tuesday.

The rest of the flock had to be culled and a protective perimeter was established around the farm to monitor poultry movements, the administration said.

It is the first bird flu case in the country since May.

(Reporting by Robert Muller; editing by Jason Neely)

((robert.muller@thomsonreuters.com; +420 234 721 615; Reuters Messaging: robert.muller.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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