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Bird flu found in Hong Kong chicken farm

world Updated: Dec 09, 2008 14:02 IST

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More than 80,000 chickens will be culled in Hong Kong after bird flu was found in a poultry farm, the first outbreak in a farm here in nearly six years, health authorities said on Tuesday.

"We have discovered up to 60 dead chickens in that farm. After a series of tests we have confirmed on Tuesday morning that the chickens did die from the H5 virus," health secretary York Chow told reporters