Friday, November 25, 2005

News - CBC News: China confirms new bird flu outbreaks


China has confirmed three new outbreaks of bird flu, bringing the total number of outbreaks in the country to 24 this year.

State media says the new outbreaks are in the northwestern regions of Xinjiang and Ningxia, while a third has hit Yunnan province in the southwest. Officials have ordered that all poultry be destroyed within a radius of three kilometres of each outbreak.

The news comes a day after China announced the bird flu crisis in the country is "severe" and set to worsen in the winter months.

In China's eastern Anhui province, authorities have ordered all domestic poultry to be raised in pens or cages after the death of a poultry worker from bird flu earlier this month.

CBC News: China confirms new bird flu outbreaks

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