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Hong Kong bans Chinese poultry imports after bird flu death

Poultry imports from part of southern China remain banned in Hong Kong following the death of a man with the same strain of the disease to the version found in wild birds in the city.

The import of live, chilled and frozen poultry, and eggs, from within a 13-kilometer (8-mile) radius of the man’s home in Shenzhen were suspended for 21 days starting Jan. 1, according to a Centre for Food Safety statement.

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department is conducting further tests on two dead black-headed gulls, found in Tuen Mun and Lantau Island in Hong Kong which tested positive for the virus.

Hong Kong slaughtered 19,451 birds, including more than 15,000 chickens, a few weeks ago after the H5N1 virus was found in a chicken carcass at a local wholesale market.

Source: Bloomberg

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  • Cisima Lavega

    I'm amazed of these articles on chicken production. How about featuring the Chinese black chicken or silky chicken production? It seems that these therapeutic bird acclaimed by history of the Chinese, seems less remebered and left only for the hobbiest.
    Thank you

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