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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hong Kong : Little egret tests positive for H5N1 virus

Press release from Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" A spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said today (January 17) that a dead little egret found in Yuen Long on January 12 was confirmed to be H5N1-positive after a series of laboratory tests.

The bird carcass was found and collected beside a tree outside the Yuen Long Office, Wetland and Fauna Conservation (Enforcement) Section of the AFCD, Lot 1520RP, DD123, Nam Sang Wai, Yuen Long on January 12.

The little egret is a common resident bird in Hong Kong.

The AFCD will continue to conduct inspections of poultry farms to ensure that proper precautions against avian influenza have been implemented."

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