Hong Kong Reports HPAI, H5N1 Outbreak in Birds
USAgNet - 01/31/2013
The Chinese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a black-headed gull or Larus ridibundus.
According to The Poultry Site, the World Organization for Animal Health received an immediate notification earlier this week.
A black-headed gull was collected on January 25 at Mouse Island children's playground, Hoi Wing Road, Tuen Mun. The black-headed gull is a common winter visitor in Hong Kong.
The source of the outbreak has not yet been determined...