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Bird Flu Outbreak in Hong Kong

Ming Pao, Posted: Jun 15, 2008

Hong Kong---HK Government announced that of 63 recent samples from the chicken stands, 13 turned out to have H5N1 Stain, which means they are positive for avian flu, reports Mingpao. After the avian flu, often called the bird flu, outbreak in 1997, pundits have warned that this could be the largest epidemic Hong Kong has seen since then. By 9 pm June 12, the Hong Kong Food Department had killed more than 1,470 chickens. To prevent further circulation of the disease the Government is increasing the cleaning and disinfection of the daily market.



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