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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hong Kong : Grey heron tests positive for H5N1 virus

From Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" A spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said today (February 14) that a dead grey heron found in Yuen Long on February 8 was confirmed to be H5N1 positive after laboratory testing.

The grey heron was found and collected in grassland near the Shan Pui River, Nam Sang Wai Road, Yuen Long, on February 8.

The grey heron is a common winter visitor.

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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