A girl in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has died after she was admitted to hospital after being infected with the highly infectious H5N6 bird flu virus, days, the Health Department of Hong Kong says.
The 26-year old girl’s passing last week comes in early February when millions of Chinese go to their own home towns to celebrate with their families ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday, with chicken a gay meal that is popular.
All boundary check points between the airport, as well as Shenzhen and Hong Kong, had introduced disorder prevention measures with thermal imaging systems set up, a department spokesman said on Wednesday.
The government hasn’t banned poultry imports from the mainland up to now, based on a spokesman from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in the city.
Hong Kong frozen imports of live poultry and culled thousands of chickens after a H7 bird flu strain was detected in live chickens.