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Dead goose tests H5N1 positive in Hong Kong

Friday, March 4, 2011 2:56 AM

HONG KONG, Mar. 4, 2011 (Xinhua News Agency) -- A goose carcass found in Lantau, Hong Kong, was tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza virus, a spokesman for the city's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said on Friday.

The goose carcass was collected at a beach near Sham Shek Tsuen, Lantau, on March 1. They were highly decomposed when found and required a series of tests before H5N1 avian influenza was confirmed Friday.

The spokesman said there were no poultry farms within three kilometers of the place where the dead goose was found.

To minimize the risk of avian influenza outbreaks, he said, all relevant government departments would continue to remain highly vigilant and strictly enforce preventive measures against avian influenza, such as reinforcing health education and striving to deter illegal imports of poultry and birds into Hong Kong.

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