Tuesday, June 2, 2015   

Third fatal bird flu case confirmed
(01-29 15:35)

There's been a third death in Hong Kong from the H7N9 strain of bird flu.
An elderly man, who died in Tuen Mun hospital last night, is believed to have travelled to Shenzhen recently. Three other cases have been diagnosed locally. All of them are thought to have contracted the disease on the mainland.
Some 20,000 chickens were culled yesterday at the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market after a bird from a Guangdong farm tested positive for avian flu.
The Health Secretary, Ko Wing-man, has said the government will consider a complete ban on importing or raising live chickens in the territory. However, legisators argued that local farms should be exempt. --RTHK   
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