China Confirms Bird Flu Outbreak in Lhasa

by 5m Editor
20 April 2009, at 8:38am

CHINA - China's Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) yesterday confirmed a new outbreak of bird flu in Lhasa, southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region.

The national bird flu laboratory confirmed that the H5N1 bird flu virus was found in poultry sold at a poultry wholesale market in Chengguan District of Lhasa on 12 April.

Emergency measures have been taken and the epidemic has been brought under control, the MOA said in a brief notice, and 1,679 fowl were culled after the outbreak.

According to the local health department, no abnormalities were found among people in contact with the poultry, the ministry said.

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