Monday, May 13, 2013

H5N1 bird flu Outbreak reported in Tibet

Southwestern China's Tibet Autonomous Region has reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus in poultry, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced on Monday.

Thirty-five chickens at a farm in a village in Mainling County of Nyingchi Prefecture showed symptoms of the suspected avian flu and died last Tuesday, according to the ministry.

The National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory on Monday confirmed that the virus was H5N1 bird flu after testing samples collected at the farm, the MOA said.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2013-05/13/c_132379237.htm