Starling tests positive for H5N1 virus

    The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said today (June 1) that the Starling found earlier in Mong Kok was confirmed to be H5N1 positive after a series of laboratory tests.

     The Starling was collected at 101-109 Boundary Street on May 26 by AFCD staff following a public referral.

     A department spokesman reminded the public 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.

Ends/Friday, June 1, 2007
Issued at HKT 16:21