Mai Po is Hong Kong’s largest remaining wetland and recognised for its global importance for sustaining bird migrations. Photo: Nora Tam Mai Po is Hong Kong’s largest remaining wetland and recognised for its global importance for sustaining bird migrations. Photo: Nora Tam
Mai Po is Hong Kong’s largest remaining wetland and recognised for its global importance for sustaining bird migrations. Photo: Nora Tam

Animals

Researchers discover H5N8 strain of bird flu in Hong Kong for first time

  • Two samples of bird droppings taken from Mai Po nature reserve tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain
  • University professor says the virus might have been brought into Hong Kong through migratory birds

Topic |   Animals
Mai Po is Hong Kong’s largest remaining wetland and recognised for its global importance for sustaining bird migrations. Photo: Nora Tam Mai Po is Hong Kong’s largest remaining wetland and recognised for its global importance for sustaining bird migrations. Photo: Nora Tam
Mai Po is Hong Kong’s largest remaining wetland and recognised for its global importance for sustaining bird migrations. Photo: Nora Tam
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