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Bird flu prompts Hong Kong to cull 20,000 chickens

Chinese officials are taking measures to prevent the spread of H7N9 a deadly strain of bird flu that's already killed some 20 people this year. In Hong Kong, 20,000 chickens were culled after a batch of birds imported from mainland China were found to have been infected. Stalls at wholesale markets were empty. This particular strain of bird flu was first detected in March last year. Officials in mainland China, where six new cases were detected on Monday alone, sought to reassure the public that the travel rush experienced during Chinese New Year would not increase the risk of an epidemic outbreak because the disease is only spread from poultry to human and not from human to human.

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