Bird flu outbreak in Gifu forces culling of 80,000 chickens

Jan 14, 2017

Bird flu outbreak in Gifu forces culling of 80,000 chickens

About 80,000 chickens were being culled at a poultry farm in Yamagata on Sunday after about 100 dead ones tested positive for a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu the previous day. The Gifu Prefectural Government launched inspections at 16 nearby chicken farms the ...

Dec 28, 2016

Hong Kong's first bird flu patient this winter dies

An elderly Hong Kong man died on Christmas Day from bird flu, the government said on Tuesday, the first human infection in the city this winter. The Centre for Health Protection of the Health Department said the 75-year-old man, who was diagnosed with the ...