HK Steps up Surveillance of Chicken Farms in Bid to Prevent Bird Flu

by 5m Editor
29 April 2014, at 5:24am

HONG KONG - The country's veterinary authorities have reported that there have been no outbreaks of low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza.

According to follow-up report no. 4 sent to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on 28 April, legal movement of animals has been identified as the main cause of the outbreaks.

According to the OIE, surveillance and monitoring of local chicken farms have been stepped up.

No H7 viruses were detected since the date of start of the event (27 January 2014). The situation has been resolved.

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