28-01-2014 08:40 AM | China

H7N9 bird flu virus: Hong Kong culls 20,000 chickens

Hong Kong has begun culling 20,000 chickens after the H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China.

All chickens at the wholesale market where the positive test took place were to be destroyed, the government said.

The government has also banned the import of live chickens from the mainland for three weeks.

H7N9 made the jump from infecting domestic chickens and ducks to infecting people in early 2013.
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