- BEIJING (UPI) -- A new outbreak
of bird flu was reported in China Wednesday, where 2,600 poultry died at
a farm in Inner Mongolia of the H5N1 virus.
- The state-controlled Xinhua news agency said the latest
outbreak in Tengjiaying village was now under control with culling, and
no human infections were reported.
- This year, China has reported other outbreaks in Qinghai,
Xinjiang, and Tibet, resulting in the cull of thousands of affected fowl.
- Since appearing in southern Asia in 2003, at least half
of the 120 people infected have died. There is no confirmed cases of human-to-human
transmission, but international health authorities are concerned the virus
could merge with a strain of human flu and become a global pandemic.
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