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Malaysia Discovers New Bird Flu Outbreak


Malaysia says it has discovered a new outbreak of bird flu in northeastern Kelantan state, near the Thai border.

A Malaysian veterinary services official says workers have slaughtered scores of poultry in the affected area as a precaution. The official said it is not clear whether the outbreak has spread.

Malaysia reported its first case of bird flu in August in Kelantan state. Officials say the disease entered the country through fighting birds smuggled from neighboring Thailand.

Bird flu has killed 32 people in Thailand and Vietnam this year, and led to the slaughter of millions of birds across Asia.

Some information for this story provided by AP and AFP.

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