China Reports New H5N1 Bird Flu Outbreak – Associated Press

From AP:

A new outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of killed 985 chickens in China’s northern region of Inner Mongolia(ÂÜÖËíôÂè§Ôºâ, a state news agency reported Saturday.

The discovery in a village near the city of Baotou(ÂåÖ§¥Ôºâprompted authorities to destroy 8,990 other chickens to prevent the virus from spreading, the Xinhua News Agency said…A laboratory confirmed Friday that the dead birds had the H5N1 strain of the virus, Xinhua said.

The strain has killed at least 148 people worldwide since it started ravaging poultry stocks in Asia three years ago, according to World Health Organization figures. [Full Text]

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