BEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) -
* China's agriculture ministry confirmed on Wednesday an outbreak of H5N6 bird flu in central Hubei province
* The outbreak occurred on a farm near Yichang city, where 340 birds out of 529 died from the disease
* Authorities in the area culled almost 5,000 birds to control the spread of the disease (Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk and Dominique Patton; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)
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