North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has reported a case of H5N1 bird flu virus, the Ministry of Agriculture said Tuesday [1 August 2017]. The case was discovered in a poultry farm in Tongliao on July 28. Some 35,000 chickens have been infected and 15,000 have died…Full Article: Xinhua Aug 2017

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  • According to the Ministry of Agriculture, 66,500 chickens have been culled and destroyed in Tongliao, Inner Mongolia Region.

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  • In August 2016, Hong Kong banned imports of poultry products from Togo due to a H5N1 avian influenza outbreak. According to a representative of Hong Kong’s CFS, Hong Kong has no formal import protocols for Togolese poultry meat and eggs, noting that Hong Kong does not import these goods from Togo.
  • In May 2016, Hong Kong banned imports of poultry products from Bidar District, Karnataka State, northern India, due to an outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza.
  • In January 2016, Hong Kong banned imports of poultry products from Lot Department, southern France, due to an outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza.
  • In December 2015, Hong Kong banned imports of poultry products from Bavaria’s Cham District due to an outbreak of H5N2 avian influenza.
  • In January 2015, Hong Kong banned imports of poultry products from southern Japan’s Okayama Prefecture due to a H5 avian influenza outbreak.
  • In January 2015, Taiwan culled 120,000 chickens in Pingtung County due to an outbreak [detected on 9 January 2015] of H5N2 avian influenza.
  • In late December 2014, Hong Kong banned imports from various US poultry products after cases of H5N2 were reported in Whatcom County, Washington (bordering British Columbia).
  • In April 2014, Hong Kong banned imports of poultry products from Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture due to a H5 avian influenza outbreak.
  • There are nine potential subtypes of H5 viruses: H5N1, H5N2, H5N3, H5N4, H5N5, H5N6, H5N7, H5N8, and H5N9.

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