Dazhu County, the latest bird flu outbreak site in southwest
China's Sichuan Province, has been taking strict measures to
prevent the epidemic from spreading.
Poultry in the affected areas have been culled. The Local
government has been providing medical observation for the people in
close contact with the affected poultry.
Disinfecting stations were set up at all roads leading into and
outside of the county. Meanwhile, the county has shut down all its
54 live poultry markets amid various efforts to prevent the
epidemic from spreading.
No human cases have been reported, according to the local
Between December 22 and 25 in 2005, 1,800 chickens and ducks
died in three households in Liuyan Village in Yangjia Township. The
Ministry of Agriculture confirmed the outbreak to be H5N1 bird flu
on January 3.
(Xinhua News Agency January 6, 2006)