Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Bird flu still affecting Asia
In March, the Hong Kong authorities confirmed that dead ducks and geese found on Hong Kong beaches earlier this year were infected with H5N1 avian influenza, the highly pathogenic strain responsible for a number of outbreaks among poultry, and humans, in the last decade. These birds were being infected, and dying or washing up on the beaches, despite tight government regulations and restrictions. Read more about the avian-influenza infected poultry on Hong Kong beaches, including links to the government notices and restrictions in place.