H5N1 News: Bird Flu Spreads to Far Western China
An AP newswire article, via MSNBC, reports that:
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.