Hong Kong culls chickens, suspends imports after H7 bird flu found

December 31, 2014 2:43 AM

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong began culling 15,000 chickens on Wednesday and suspended imports of live poultry from mainland China for 21 days after the H7 bird flu strain was discovered in a batch of live chickens that came from the southern province of Guangdong.

Authorities also ordered the closure of the wholesale poultry market where the virus was discovered for 21 days for cleaning and disinfection.

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