China Reports Bird Flu Outbreak in Hunan Province, 18,000 Chickens Killed

Henrietta Brewer
February 3, 2020

Last Saturday, Reuters reported that China has an outbreak of H5N1 that occurred on a Shaoyang farm with 7,850 chickens, 4,500 of which have died of the bird flu. The restrictions on air traffic between Russia and China and the evacuation of Russians from Wuhan will not affect the planned export of Russian citizens from the Chinese island of Hainan.

China has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu in Shaoyang city in Hunan. It called the strain "highly pathogenic".

The H5N1 avian flu has killed hundreds of people across the world since 2003, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO) data.


The People's Bank of China has also injected a total of 173 billion United States dollars into money markets through reverse bond repurchase agreements.

Over the weekend, the Philippines reported its first coronavirus fatality, marking the first death from the virus from outside mainland China.

That epidemic killed almost 800 people of the some 8000 it infected, although such numbers can evolve rapidly. Suspected Case of Coronavirus From Ajmer Admitted in Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital.


It does not usually infect humans, although isolated cases have occurred.

The coronavirus from Wuhan is one which has never been seen before this outbreak. The animal origin of the new coronavirus is not yet known'.

The H5N1 avian influenza virus in this image from the US Center for Disease Control may be fatal to humans.


By January 27, more than 2,800 people were confirmed to have been infected, 81 had died, and estimates of the total number of cases ranged from 100,000 to 350,000 in Wuhan alone. They said: 'Results derived from our evolutionary analysis suggest for the first time that snake is the most probable wildlife animal reservoir for the 2019-nCoV, ' in the Journal of Medical Virology.

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