Thursday, November 24, 2005

News - komo news | Bird Flu Spreads To Western China; Indonesia Reports Outbreak

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.

komo news Bird Flu Spreads To Western China; Indonesia Reports Outbreak

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