China Reports on H5N1in Hunan Province


According to Bloomberg, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China confirmed an outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza on a farm in Hunan Province. The farm located near Shaoyang City, housing 18,000 birds of unspecified type was depleted.

Various strains of avian influenza are endemic in China but it noted that H5N1 is potentially zoonotic emerging in Asia during the early 2000’s.