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June 21, 2007

Bird flu discovery closes Hong Kong market

Hong Kong has "temporarily" closed the city's popular bird market
after finding the H5N1 virus, or bird flu, in a starling in a shop
there, the government said.
Officials detected the virus in a fecal swab sample taken from a
Daurian starling in the bird market on June 4, the Agriculture,
Fisheries & Conservation Department said in a statement released late

Posted by dymaxion at June 21, 2007 09:29 PM

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