Tuesday, January 29, 2008

China reports bird flu outbreak in poultry in Tibet

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has detected an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu in poultry in Tibet, a government Web site said on Tuesday.

A total of 1,000 poultry have died of the disease in Gonggan county since January 25, while another 13,080 have been culled, the Ministry of Agriculture said on its Web site (http://www.agri.gov.cn).

“The National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory confirmed the virus as a subtype of the H5N1 strain,” it said.

Source for this bird flu story: Reuters

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