The bird flu-hit county of Heishan, in northeast China’s Liaoning Province , is to be totally sealed off, according to provincial authorities at a press conference on the prevention and control of the avian flu early Sunday morning . . .
By Saturday, poultry raisers in fifteen townships within the county had been affected.
The province launched an emergency response plan by allocating 85 million yuan, or about 11 million US dollars, for preventative measures and bringing in 60 million doses of vaccine. The province has also established a 300-strong rapid response team made up of epidemic prevention professionals . . .
In a related development, the Hong Kong Special Administration Region government on Saturday earmarked over 3 billion Hong Kong dollars to beef up its medical system by establishing epidemic treatment centers, installing more than 1400 quarantine beds in emergency hospitals and stockpiling anti-flu medicine . . .
Beijing says to detain anyone refusing to immune poultry
Updated: 11-06-05 16:15
. . . .new regulations went into effect Sunday that allow detention for up to 15 days and fines of up to 200 yuan (US$25) for anyone who fails to immunize their birds, the Beijing Morning Post reported . . .
Sunday November 6, 11:48 AM
China reports 3 suspected cases of bird flu in humans
(Kyodo) _ (EDS: UPDATING)
The Chinese Health Ministry on Sunday said three people living in Hunan Province of central China who came down with pneumonia last month may have had bird flu, according to the official Xinhua News Agency . . .