China:Three new H5N1 outbreaks reported in Urumqi, Yinchuan and Chuxiong City

China´s Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday confirmed bird flu outbreaks in northwest China´s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and northwest China´s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and southwest China´s Yunnan Province.

    It said in a statement that 38 fouls died last Wednesday in the Dabancheng district of Urumqi city in Xinjiang and they were confirmed by a state avian flu lab as H5N1 subtype highly pathogenic bird flu cases.

    Separately, the same kind of bird flu killed 2,500 poultry in Chuxiong city of Yunnan on Thursday.

    The disease also killed 230 poultry on Thursday in Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia.

    The Ministry of Agriculture has sent teams of experts to help control the disease, and local veterinary departments have culled the poultry within three kilometers of the affected area. They have culled 8,388 fouls in Xinjiang, 99,400 in Yunnan and 66,800 in Ningxia respectively, the statement said.