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Two Birds Test Positive for H5N1 Virus in HK
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The Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said Monday two birds were confirmed to be H5N1 virus positive after a series of laboratory tests.

The Chestnut Munia was collected by Department staff on Feb. 18 in the vicinity of St Teresa's Hospital at Prince Edward Road Westin Kowloon City, following a public referral. The carcass of the Scaly-breasted Munia was found the next day at the junction of Sing Woo Road and Wong Nai Chung Road in Happy Valley.

A department spokesman reminded people to observe good personal hygiene. "They should avoid personal contact with wild birds and live poultry and clean their hands thoroughly after coming into contact with them," he said.

(Xinhua News Agency February 27, 2007)

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