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Hong Kong Culls 4,500 Birds

Hong Kong Culls Birds

Hong Kong culls 4,500 birds over bird flu concerns. A poultry fecal sample tested positive for the H7N9 virus. Live chickens, pigeons and other birds are being killed by being stuffed into trash bins filled with carbon dioxide. Live poultry trade has been suspended.

Over vendor says she supports the government's decision and she said "Safety comes first. Now we are starting from scratch and making sure everything is clean and hygienic". The first H7N9 case was reported in mainland China in March 2013. The virus than spread to Hong Kong 9 months later and killed 3 people.