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November 15, 2005

Novosti: New bird flu outbreak reported in western China

The Russian news agency Novosti says a Hong Kong paper has reported New bird flu outbreak in western China.

A fresh outbreak of bird flu has been registered in China's western Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous region, a Hong Kong-based newspaper reported Tuesday.

According to Ta Kung Pao, the outbreak was registered November 11, when about 1,400 chickens died in two areas not far from Urumchi, the capital of the province, which has a population of about 19 million people and borders on Russia, and other countries.

other side of China from Liaoning and Hunan. The story notes that this is the tenth avian-flu outbreak in China in the past six weeks.

Posted by dymaxion at November 15, 2005 11:57 AM

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