Friday, November 25, 2005

News - - Bird flu in tsunami-hit Indonesia - Nov 24, 2005

Indonesia said hundreds of chickens had died from bird flu in tsunami-ravaged Aceh province, as Trinidad and Tobago halted a shipment of feathers from China, citing concerns about the virus in barring some imports of feathers that traditionally adorn carnival costumes.

China's Agriculture Ministry, meanwhile, reported that an outbreak on November 17 of bird flu in Turpan, a city in the far western region of Xinjiang, killed 11 birds and prompted the culling of 5,180 birds, the official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday. The outbreak brought the total for the country in recent weeks to 21.

China has confirmed two human deaths from the virus. (Full story) - Bird flu in tsunami-hit Indonesia - Nov 24, 2005


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