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Thursday, June 10, 2010

China - Nagqu: Bird flu found in wild dead birds

More on the bird flu outbreak in China in Nagqu which I reported earlier, this time via the press media in that country, China Tibet Online :

" The National Bird Flu Reference Lab found avian influenza virus subtype H5N1 in wild dead birds in Co Nyi of Nagqu Prefecture, Information Office of Ministry of Agriculture of China released on June 9.

Soon after receiving the report, Ministry of Agriculture sent experts to Co Nyi to take preventive measures together with the local Departments of Forestry and Veterinary such as making innocuous treatment of dead birds, monitoring wild birds and informing farmers and herdsmen of the relatd measures.

Up to now, no infected poultry has been found.

Dead wild birds have appeared in Co Nyi since mid May. Up till May 25, a total of 170 wild dead birds have been witnessed including 141 brown-headed gulls, 27 bare-headed geese, 1 chough and 1 wigeon. No more wild dead birds showed up after May 25."

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