Infectious Diseases 2004

Infectious Diseases 2004

Hong Kong Heron Had Avian influenza virus

3 November, 2004

A dead gray heron found in Hong Kong near the mainland China border was found to have the H5N1 avian influenza virus.
The gray heron recently found dead in the Lok Ma Chau area near the mainland China border tested positive for H5N1.
On 19 January 2004 a dead peregrine falcon was found near 2 chicken farms (in Hong Kong) had the avian influenza virus. China is suspected as source of infection.