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Mystery Chinese Bird Flu Case Worries Hong Kong
Hong Kong authorities are concerned about a bird flu case in Shenzhen,
and are considering a ban on poultry imports from mainland China.
A 31-year-old man was suspected of having contracted the deadly H5N1
virus in Shenzhen, which is located right across the border from Hong Kong.
'We are very concerned about this bird flu case in Shenzhen (as the patient)
didn't make any contacts with poultry and birds,' [Health Secretary York]
'(This) makes us think there is a possibility that there might be poultry
which might not have clear flu symptoms but can spread virus to humans.
That's what we are most worried about,' he said.
June 15th, 2006
H5N1 in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has sometimes
been the transit point – between East and West - for flu outbreaks. Now
H5N1 has been confirmed in a bird in the region.
Your Pet Parrot”
Kong government has issued
a set of
guidelines for dealing with bird flu.