Hong Kong’s food and health authority on Monday evening confirmed a H7N9 bird flu case was found at a local agricultural products wholesale market and announced it will cull about 20,000 poultry in the market Tuesday morning. Ko Wing-man, secretary of Food and Health Bureau, announced that a live chicken sample taken among fowl imported from Guangdong Province of the Chinese mainland was tested to be positive for the deadly virus…Full Article: China Daily Jan 2014

Key point

  • This is the first detection of H7N9 in Hong Kong since the start of epidemic in March 2013

ChinaAg Comment

  • In April 2013, Hong Kong’s former top veterinary officer at the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department advocated halting live poultry imports from the mainland due to H7N9

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