Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hong Kong disinfects markets after bird flu scare

HONG KONG, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Hong Kong health workers disinfected two wholesale food markets on Wednesday following the discovery of a dead wild bird suspected to have died from bird flu.

The bird was found on Sunday at the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale food market in west Kowloon, which is near a temporary wholesale poultry market.

“We will step up inspections and surveillance of the wholesale poultry market and remind wholesalers to maintain good hygiene to ensure that proper precautions against avian influenza have been implemented,” a spokesperson for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said.

Further tests were being conducted on the Magpie Robin, a wild bird resident in Hong Kong.

Sources used in this bird flu story: Reuters

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