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Hong Kong Kills Thousands Of Chickens After Finding Bird Flu

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After a chicken carcass tested positive for avian flu, over 17,000 chickens at a poultry market have been killed, said the Hong Kong government.

They declared that specific poultry market an infected place.

Local farmers are going to be prevented from sending any chickens to the market for 21 days.

The government said that they're working to find the source of the H5N1 avian influenza virus but they're currently unsure if it started at a local farm or was imported.

Wherever it started, let's hope they stop it before it spreads.

No one needs another pandemic scare like pretty much every year.

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Vaccine Resistant Bird Flu Spreading In Asia

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Oh no! The bird flu is back and possibly deadlier than ever!

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, a mutant strain of H5N1 that is resistant to existing vaccines is spreading in China and Vietnam.

While the virus seemed to be contained after shrinking from 4000 outbreaks in bird populations at its peak to 302, nearly 800 cases were reported in 2010-2011.

8 people have died from the mutated strain of the bird flu in Cambodia alone and officials are reporting that "wild birds may introduce the virus, but people's actions in poultry production and marketing spread it."

So scary! And just in time for the terrifying new film Contagion, which may be hitting a little too close to home for the Asian film market.

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