News - ABC News: Bird Flu Reported in Far Western China
China on Thursday announced the spread of bird flu to a far western region, while Indonesia reported its first outbreak of the virus in the tsunami-ravaged Aceh province where hundreds of chickens have died from the disease.
The Nov. 17 outbreak in Turpan, a city in China's Xinjiang region, killed 11 birds and prompted the destruction of 5,180 more, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the Agriculture Ministry.
News of the outbreak China's 21st in recent weeks came a day after the country confirmed its second human death from bird flu.
ABC News: Bird Flu Reported in Far Western China