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Lebanese authorities Thursday slaughtered thousands of chickens after cases of the H5N1 virus were discovered at a poultry farm in the Bekaa Valley village of Nabi Sheet.Thousands of birds in farms where the disease was found, at other poultry farms and in the yards of local residents and adjacent towns were slaughtered as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the disease, the state-run National News Agency reported. The move came after the Agriculture Ministry said Thursday that the H5N1 bird flu virus had been detected at a poultry farm in the town.
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