Tibet reports bird flu outbreak

Shanghai Daily – Bird flu has struck a poultry market in the Tibetan capital city of Lhasa, prompting the culling of nearly 7,000 birds, the government said today.

The outbreak of the deadly , which began March 1 in Lhasa’s Chengguan village, killed 680 chickens and prompted the culling of 6,990 birds, The Associated Press said today, citing Xinhua news agency.

The Beijing Youth Daily reported yesterday that the market has since been shut down and were trying to determine the source of the infection. It was possible that the were infected through contact with migrating wild birds, it said. Read the complete article.

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