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October 25, 2005

More bad news from China

Via Channelnewsasia.com:

China has reported a new outbreak of bird flu in which 2,100 geese and chickens were infected, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on its website on Tuesday.

The outbreak was detected on October 20 in Liangying village in the eastern province of Anhui, according to a Chinese Ministry of Agriculture report to the OIE.

So far 550 birds have died and 44,736 have been culled.

You can even see the actual OIE report as a PDF. (Thanks to Recombinomics for the link.)

Anhui province is roughly 300-500 km west of Shanghai and about 600 km northwest of Fuzhou, the port of departure for the infected pet birds intercepted by Taiwan's coast guard last week. If you were to conclude that H5N1 is probably all over China, I would find it hard to refute you.

Posted by dymaxion at October 25, 2005 05:27 AM

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