China says bird flu outbreak contained
Officials in Inner Mongolia have confirmed that the
recent outbreak of avian influenza among poultry has been controlled in northern
China, according to the Xinhua news agency.
Beijing put bans on imports of chicken from the region, after nearly 1,000
ducks and chickens died from bird
and more than 17,000 poultry were killed to contain the virus.
"As of midnight on October 1, no new deaths among poultry and no human
cases of bird flu were reported," Xinhua quoted a regional government official
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