Bird flu outbreak confirmed in Hunan

Updated: 2007-05-19 20:17

China's Ministry of Agriculture confirmed Saturday that an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at Shijiping Village in Yiyang city of Hunan Province has killed more than 11,000 heads of poultry.

The Ministry of Agriculture and the Hunan provincial government immediately implemented an emergency plan to deal with the outbreak, culling a further 52,800 birds to prevent any spread of the disease.

Agriculture officials say that the outbreak had brought under control.

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