China Rushes to Halt Bird Flu Among Ducks – Maureen Fan

From The Washington Post:

China scrambled to respond Tuesday to an outbreak of among ducks in the southern city of Guangzhou. But as officials sought to reassure the public, there were signs that China was reluctant to release details about a possible health threat.

The outbreak in Guangzhou’s Panyu district is the first of the H5N1 bird flu strain since May, but it has been brought under control, the Agriculture Ministry said. The ministry’s Web site said 36,130 ducks had been culled; other news reports suggested more than double that number had been killed. [Full Text]

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