Researchers discover H5N8 strain of bird flu in Hong Kong for first time

Jan 14, 2021 | INVESTING

Hong Kong authorities have stepped up their vigilance against bird flu after a highly pathogenic strain was detected in the city for the first time.The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said on Thursday it was notified that two samples of bird droppings taken from Mai Po nature reserve by university researchers last Wednesday had tested positive for the H5N8 strain.Located in the northwestern New Territories bordering Deep Bay, Mai Po is Hong Kong’s largest remaining wetland…

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