Bird Flu Outbreak in Liaoning

An outbreak of avian flu is reported in Heishan County of northeast China's Liaoning Province, where 8,940 chickens died of the deadly disease on November 4, 2005, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Affected areas were immediately quarantined, with 30 checking stations and disinfection points set up around them. More than 4,000 armed police and professionals have been mobilized to carry out compulsory poultry slaughtering. A total of 369,900 family-owned birds within a radius of three kilometers have been killed and more than 300 million vaccinated.

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