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China Culls 20,000 Birds for Flu

Tue, Jan 28, 2014 (5:41 p.m.)

Hong Kong authorities began culling 20,000 birds at a wholesale market after poultry from southern mainland China tested positive for the H7N9 virus, the first time it had been found in imported poultry in Hong Kong. So far this year, H7N9 has killed 19 people in China and infected 96, Feng Zijian, the deputy director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, according to state media.

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