Oriental magpie robin tests positive for H5N6 virus

     The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said today (May 5) that an oriental magpie robin found in Sai Kung was confirmed to be H5N6 positive after a series of laboratory tests.

     The sick bird was found and collected near 10B Sha Kok Mei First Lane, Sai Kung, on April 29.

     The AFCD will continue to conduct inspections of poultry farms to ensure that proper precautions against avian influenza have been implemented.

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

Ends/Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Issued at HKT 11:28