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Wild Birds with Bird Flu Found Dead in Tibet

by 5m Editor
6 July 2010, at 8:34am

CHINA - Wild birds found dead in Tibet in May were infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The veterinary authority has sent Immediate Notification dated 2 July to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes the finding of 170 wild bird dead in Shuanghu district, Naqu in Tibet on 9 May. The birds were: 141 brown-headed gulls (Larus brunnicephalus), 27 bar-headed geese (Anser indicus), one red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) and one Eurasian wigeon (Anas penelope).

The presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the HPAI virus has been confirmed, and the report describes the event as 'resolved'.

Further Reading

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