Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province has reported an outbreak of the H5N6 bird flu virus in poultry, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced Monday [1 September 2014]. Over 20,000 geese at a farm in Harbin, the provincial capital, showed symptoms of avian flu and almost 18,000 died last month, according to the MOA…Full Article: China Daily Sept 2014

Key Point

  • A total of 69,000 poultry has been culled and destroyed in Heilongjiang

ChinaAg Comments

  • In April 2014, Hong Kong banned poultry imports from Kumamoto Prefecture, southern Japan, over an outbreak of high-pathogenic H5 avian influenza.
  • There are nine potential subtypes of H5 viruses: H5N1, H5N2, H5N3, H5N4, H5N5, H5N6, H5N7, H5N8, and H5N9.

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