Hong Kong destroys 20,000 head of chicken to halt spread of AI
The Hong Kong government is to destroy 20,000 head of chicken and then separate local from imported birds to prevent the spread of the H7N9 AI (bird flu) virus among animals, according to the Ministry of Health, reports the South China Morning Post.
On Tuesday teams began destruction, using carbon dioxide.
The market will be closed for three weeks, and will not supply live chickens during the period. The Hong Kong government is still trying to trace the origin of the virus.