China has reported an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu in Hunan province. Photo: SCMP

China reports outbreak of deadly bird flu among chickens in Hunan province, close to coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan

  • Bird flu outbreak in Hunan province, which lies on the southern border of Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak
  • Bird flu is much deadlier than either Sars or the coronavirus, but as of yet no human cases have been reported in this outbreak
Topic |   H5N1 bird flu virus

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China has reported an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu in Hunan province. Photo: SCMP
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Cissy Zhou

Cissy Zhou

Cissy joined the SCMP in 2019. Prior to that, she has been a producer at BBC News and investigative reporter at CaiXin Media. She is interested in China's politics and economy.