Tuesday, September 18, 2007

10,000 Ducks Die In H5N1 Outbreak In China

The bird flu virus has returned to China, if it was ever eradicated to begin with.

More than 10,000 ducks are reported to have died from the virus on five farms, in the south of the country, since September 5 :

...tests on tissue samples at a provincial government lab show the presence of the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus.

As of September 14, almost 33,000 ducks had been slaughtered in an attempt to contain the outbreak.

China has reported 25 human cases of bird flu since 2003, 16 of them fatal.

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