Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Hong Kong: Dead magpie suspected to have H5 virus

31 December, 2009

Preliminary tests on a dead Oriental magpie robin found in Hok Tau, Pat Sin Leng, indicate a suspected case of H5 avian influenza.
The carcass was found December 29 near the Hok Tau Management Centre in Pat Sin Leng Country Park. There are no commercial chicken farms within three kilometres of the site.
The species is a common resident bird in Hong Kong.