Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hong Kong Government Confirms Bird Flu

The deadly H5N1 Bird Flu has been confirmed at a poultry farm in Hong Kong. The Dow Jones story is here.

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04:31 121108 HONG KONG (AFP)--Hong Kong's government confirmed Thursday that the deadlyH5N1 bird flu virus was found at a poultry farm, the first outbreak on a farm in the territory in nearly six years. "We have identified the virus as H5N1 this afternoon following a series of tests," said a spokeswoman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and ConservationDepartment.

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