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Pakistan: Bird Flu Outbreak Kills Peacocks, Closes Zoo


An outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has killed at least four peacocks and one goose in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.

A livestock official from the ministry of Food and Agriculture said test results confirmed the presence of H5N1 and that affected birds are being destroyed.

Officials have closed Islamabad's Marghzar zoo where the outbreak occurred.

This is the fourth case of deadly bird flu detected in Pakistan. No human cases have been recorded.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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