China confirms bird flu outbreak

09-04-2008 | |

China’s Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at a farm in a Tibet Autonomous Region village, reports India Daily.

Tests of 268 dead chickens at a farm at Zhuba Village of Qamdo County have revealed that the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus killed the birds.
Tibet’s major animal disease prevention and control headquarter office reported the epidemic to the ministry on Friday. Along with the local government, the ministry immediately started emergency plans.