No pigs infected by bird flu in Hunan - official
Updated: 2005-11-12 10:33
No pigs have been infected by bird flu in a region where an outbreak was
reported in central-south China's Hunan Province, the provincial government
"The recent reports by some media that the bird flu virus was found in pigs
in the epidemic site are unfounded and have no scientific evidence," Qiu Bogen,
chief officer of the provincial veterinary office, said at a press conference.
Blood samples taken from pigs, ducks,
and chickens beyond a 3-km-radius of the bird flu area in Wantang Village, where
the first such case in the province was found last month, all tested negative
for the H5N1 virus, Qiu said.
A medical worker disinfects a poultry farm in
Xuyi county, East China's Jiangsu Province Friday, Nov. 11,
"The situation is stable and the provincial headquarters for bird flu control
is considering to be lifting the quarantine," said Ou Daiming, deputy director
of the provincial agriculture department.
But with the coming of the migratory birds and the cold rainy season, he
acknowledged, the fight against bird flu still faces a grave