Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

Avian Influenza detected in Hong Kong market

Hong Kong 7 June, 2008 Hong Kong detected the H5N1 avian influenza virus in a live poultry market in Kowloon, and stopped importing poultry from mainland China. The H5N1 avian influenza virus was found in five of 20 samples taken from three stalls at Po On Road Market. 2,700 chickens in all nine stalls at the market were culled. Hong Kong, with immediate effect, banned poultry imports from mainland China, and will suspend exports from local farms for as long as 21 days.