Bird flu hits Xinjiang's Turpan

Updated: 2008-01-04 21:07

BEIJING -- Bird flu infection took place in Turpan City in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on December 29 and resulted in 4,850 poultry deaths.

The case was confirmed by a State laboratory on January 3 to be a species of H5N1 virus.

The Ministry of Agriculture and local governments had culled 29,383 fowls, sources said Friday.

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