Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

Hong Kong's Ocean Park closes aviary after avian influenza found

Hong Kong 31 January, 2008

One of Hong Kong's major tourist attractions, Ocean Park, closed its aviary for three weeks after a heron there tested positive for avian influenza.
A preliminary test on the black-crowned heron showed it had the H5 virus and further tests are being conducted.
The move means the aviary will be closed throughout Lunar New Year, a busy period at the park.
The bird's carcass was found at Ocean Park -- a popular destination for families. The heron is a common visitor to Hong Kong in the winter period.

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