Saturday, February 17, 2007

Kestrel tests positive for bird flu in Hong Kong

Preliminary tests on a common kestrel found dead in Hong Kong have indicated it was infected with the milder H5 strain of bird flu.

The bird was found in Pak Tin estate on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said in a statement Saturday, adding that further tests were now being conducted.

Source for avian influenza story: AFP

Posted by john T. on 02/17 at 10:38 AM
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