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Hong Kong culls 20,000 birds in H7N9 virus scare

A cull of 20,000 chickens was under way in Hong Kong Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China, days before Lunar New Year. Fears over avian flu have grown following the deaths of two men from the……

China reports tenth case of H7N9 bird flu

Chinese authorities on Thursday reported a man in the eastern province of Zhejiang has been infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, the tenth human case of the disease which has claimed three lives. The 64-year-old from Huzhou city was admitted to hospital on March 31 after being ill…

Bird flu cases more common than thought: study

Bird flu is believed to be a rare disease that kills more than half of the people it infects, but a US study out Thursday suggests it may be more common and less lethal than previously thought. The research could help soothe concerns about the potential for a deadly pandemic…

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