Hong Kong Steps up Surveillance of Chicken Farms

by 5m Editor
20 February 2014, at 7:58am

HONG KONG - The veterinary authorities in Hong Kong have reported that there have been no further outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza.

According to follow-up report no. 2 sent to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), surveillance and monitoring of local chicken farms have been stepped up.

No H7 viruses were detected in samples taken from the local chicken farms in Hong Kong. The Cheung Sha Wan wholesale poultry market resumes trading on 19 February 2014.

Legal movement of animals has been traced as the main source of the outbreaks.

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