PRAGUE, Dec 5 (Reuters) – The Czech Republic began culling more than 15,000 ducks from a farm in the country’s south because of an outbreak of bird flu, the CTK news agency reported on Monday.

The CTK said the town of Frehelz, 130 km (80 miles) from Prague, originally had 22,000 ducks, of which 7,000 died last week due to the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus.

Hungary reported an outbreak of the same virus last week, and one farm was forced to cull 3,000 swans.

Reporting by Robert Mueller; Editing by Alison Williams

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