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Eurosurveillance, Volume 7, Issue 4, 23 January 2003

Citation style for this article: Avian influenza in Hong Kong – further details. Euro Surveill. 2003;7(4):pii=2154. Available online:

Avian influenza in Hong Kong - further details

Editorial team (, Eurosurveillance editorial office.

Further details about the outbreaks of avian influenza in chicken farms in Hong Kong (1), including the latest figures, have been circulated on ProMED-mail (

Virus characterization results show the outbreak to be due to H5N1 avian influenza virus (genetically different from HK/1997 (H5N1)). The genome sequence for the haemagglutinin cleavage site coded for multiple basic amino acids (2).

Updated information will be available in the 24 January issue of Office international des epizooties’ Weekly Disease Information (


References :
  1. Crofts J. Avian influenza in Hong Kong. Eurosurveillance Weekly 2003; 7: 030116. (
  2. Animal Health Information Department, Office international des epizooties (OIE). Pathogenic avian influenza in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Alert message, 20 January 2003. ( [accessed 23 January 2003]

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