23 Dec '11, 10am

Hong Kong finds 2nd dead bird in week with H5N1 bird flu

Hong Kong finds 2nd dead bird in week with H5N1 bird flu

Workers place dead chickens into plastic bags after they were killed at a live chicken distribution centre in Hong Kong on Dec 21, 2011. Hong Kong authorities said a second dead bird in a week has tested positive for a dangerous strain of bird flu, raising health concerns in the city. -- PHOTO: AFP HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong authorities said a second dead bird in a week has tested positive for a dangerous strain of bird flu, raising health concerns in the city. The agricultural department said on Friday that laboratory tests confirmed an Oriental magpie robin found dead on Dec 17 was infected with H5N1 avian influenza. On Wednesday, workers slaughtered more than 19,000 birds at a Hong Kong market and banned the import and sale of live poultry for three weeks after a chicken carcass tested positive for H5N1. H5N1 occasionally infects people who have close contact with infec...

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