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High Path Bird Flu Reported in China

by 5m Editor
19 May 2009, at 8:28am

CHINA - The veterinary authorities have informed the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about a new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The Chinese veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification to OIE dated 17 May.

It reports a new outbreak of HPAI at Genggahu Lake in Hainan prefecture, Qinghai province in central China. It started on 8 May, when 121 wild birds were founds dead, and a nearby flock of 600 farmed birds (of unspecified type) were destroyed.

The presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the HPAI virus has been confirmed.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.