95,000 chickens killed in China

Epidemics

BEIJING, April 18 — RIA Novosti, Maria Chaplygin. Outbreak of the dangerous H5N1 virus detected in the poultry farm of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in western China, killing more than 95,000 birds, said Wednesday the country's agriculture ministry.

According to authorities, on the farm, which is located near the city Guyyuan, identified more than 23 thousand sick chickens. To prevent the spread of the epidemic, more than 95 were killed thousands of birds. The necessary work on disinfection and protection of the population against the virus.

Now, as the ministry, spread the disease in the region do not.

According to the latest report of WHO, as of February this year, since 2003, 15 countries have reported more than 582 cases of human infection with the virus H5N1, 347 infections were fatal. The most severe blow inflicted by virus in Indonesia: official data, in 2005 in the country bird flu infected 185 people, 154 of whom died.

A new wave of concerns about bird flu rolled across the world after in December last year, Chinese authorities announced the first year and a half human death from the disease. In the new year the deaths were reported in China, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Source: RIA Novosti

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