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    Default 80,000 birds to die in Hong Kong flu scare

    80,000 birds to die in Hong Kong flu scare
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    Dozens of birds found dead from bird flu at a farm in Hong Kong

    All chickens within 3 kilometer radius of the farm destroyed

    Health officials fear major outbreak of human version of the virus
    HONG KONG, China (CNN) -- Authorities in Hong Kong ordered about 80,000 chickens killed Tuesday after discovering dozens of birds had died of bird flu at a farm in the territory.

    The order requires all chickens within a 3 kilometer (2-mile) radius of the farm where the dead chickens were discovered Monday to be culled, said Dr. York Chow, Hong Kong's food and health secretary.

    "We have discovered up to 60 dead chickens in that farm. After a series of tests, we have confirmed this morning that the chickens did die from the H5 virus," Chow told reporters.

    One other farm is affected by the order, he said.

    Health officials worldwide have long feared a major human outbreak of the H5N1 flu virus, which has infected numerous bird species in Asia, Europe and Africa. The disease has been passed from poultry to humans in some cases, resulting in more than 200 deaths since 2003.

    Human-to-human transmission of avian flu is rare, but officials worry it could mutate and become a deadly pandemic.

    source :- http://edition.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/c...ina/index.html

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    Default Re: 80,000 birds to die in Hong Kong flu scare

    I hope it wont start the next SARS scare

    Quote Originally Posted by Nisa View Post
    80,000 birds to die in Hong Kong flu scare
    Story Highlights
    Dozens of birds found dead from bird flu at a farm in Hong Kong

    All chickens within 3 kilometer radius of the farm destroyed

    Health officials fear major outbreak of human version of the virus
    HONG KONG, China (CNN) -- Authorities in Hong Kong ordered about 80,000 chickens killed Tuesday after discovering dozens of birds had died of bird flu at a farm in the territory.

    The order requires all chickens within a 3 kilometer (2-mile) radius of the farm where the dead chickens were discovered Monday to be culled, said Dr. York Chow, Hong Kong's food and health secretary.

    "We have discovered up to 60 dead chickens in that farm. After a series of tests, we have confirmed this morning that the chickens did die from the H5 virus," Chow told reporters.

    One other farm is affected by the order, he said.

    Health officials worldwide have long feared a major human outbreak of the H5N1 flu virus, which has infected numerous bird species in Asia, Europe and Africa. The disease has been passed from poultry to humans in some cases, resulting in more than 200 deaths since 2003.

    Human-to-human transmission of avian flu is rare, but officials worry it could mutate and become a deadly pandemic.

    source :- http://edition.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/c...ina/index.html
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    Default Re: 80,000 birds to die in Hong Kong flu scare

    Poor lives animals have... but these chickens would have died and became food anyway. Too bad they had to die this way though.

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