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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