April 21, 2006


Two wild birds in north-eastern China killed by H5N1 virus



Two wild birds found dead in northeast China were killed by the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus, the official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday (Apr 20).


The birds were found in Jinzhou and Panjin, cities in Liaoning province, on Apr 13, Xinhua said.


Lab tests confirmed on Wednesday that they died of the H5N1 virus, it said.


It did not give any more details on where the birds were found.


Xinhua said the surrounding areas had been disinfected and no other wild birds or poultry had been found to be infected.