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Hong Kong finds H5N1 bird flu in poultry market

Hong Kong (aho) – Hong Kong health workers slaughtered 2,700 poultry in a market Saturday after chickens were found to be carrying the H5N1 bird flu virus, Secretary for Food and Health York Chow said. Health officials declared the Shamshuipo market an infected area and suspended all sales of live poultry there. The slaughter may be extended to all live poultry in the territory if the virus is detected in any other locations. Chow said. He told a news conference Saturday that all live chicken imports from mainland China, the main source of poultry in the densely populated city, had been immediately banned.

MET: 2020-08-07 11:15:32