China reports new outbreak of bird flu
A new outbreak of the deadly bird flu has killed about 1,000 poultry in a village in northwest Region.india Updated: Oct 05, 2006 09:56 IST
A new outbreak of the deadly bird flu has killed about 1,000 poultry in a village in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, the Ministry of Agriculture said here on Wednesday night.
A laboratory test confirmed on Tuesday that the dead birds had the H5N1 strain of bird flu virus in the Henan New Village in the regional capital of Yinchuan.
After the outbreak, 72,930 domestic poultry were slaughtered to prevent the spread of the virus, according to the ministry.
Currently the outbreak has been effectively controlled, it said.
This is the second case of bird flu outbreak for the week, following another found in Baotou village in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on September 27, which killed 985 chickens.
Another 8,990 chickens had been culled to control the outbreak.
China has reported over 30 cases of bird flu in poultry, resulting in the culling of over 30 million chickens, ducks and geese.
The H5N1 virus has also killed 14 people in China since 2003.