21 Dec '11, 1am

Hong Kong culls 17,000 chickens to battle bird flu (via ST iPhone App)

Hong Kong culls 17,000 chickens to battle bird flu (via ST iPhone App)

In this Dec 10, 2008 file photo, health workers slaughter all the chickens at the wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong after three dead chickens tested positive for bird flu. Hong Kong raised its bird flu alert level to 'serious' on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AP HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong culled 17,000 chickens on Wednesday and suspended live poultry imports for 21 days after three birds tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu virus. Health chief York Chow announced the measures late on Tuesday after a dead chicken at the city's main wholesale market and two wild birds tested positive for the virus, which can be fatal to humans. Authorities raised the bird flu alert level to 'serious' and suspended live poultry imports while they trace the origin of the infected chicken, meaning major disruptions to poultry supplies over the busy Christmas period. 'It is unfortuna...

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