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Environment Ministry Announces Three Cases of H5N8 Avian Flu in the Kingdom

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture announced that three
cases of H5N8 avian flu had been recorded in Riyadh, Dammam and Zulfi in
the previous 24 hours, it was announced here today.

In its daily briefing, the ministry affirmed that the number of
samples collected since the beginning of the spread of the disease
reached 7,503 in the Kingdom's regions.

The results disclosed that 129 of these samples tested positive and
as many as 114,062 birds were culled in the previous 24 hours.

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