중국 당국은 이번 달 들어 8번째 조류독감 발생을 확인했습니다. 이번에 확인된 조류독감은 중부 후베이성의 농장에서 사육하는 가금류에서 발생했습니다.

중국 농업부는 이번 조류독감으로 2천5백마리의 조류가 사망했다면서, 보건 관계자들이 3만마리가 넘는 조류를 폐기처분했다고 말했습니다.

중국에서는 그러나 사람에게 조류독감이 발생한 사례는 아직 한 건도 보고된 바 없습니다.

 

(영문)

China has confirmed its eighth outbreak of bird flu within a month, this time in birds on farms in the central Hubei province.

The Ministry of Agriculture said the latest outbreak killed a total of 25-hundred birds and prompted health officials to cull more than 30-thousand birds.

China has so far not reported any confirmed human cases of bird flu.

Meanwhile, Kuwait has found the deadly H5N1 variety of avian flu in one of two infected birds culled by authorities.

The strain was found in a migrating flamingo, while a second, imported bird had the milder H5N2 variant.

On Friday, Thai officials said a one-year-old boy in Bangkok has been diagnosed with the virulent H5N1 strain, but is expected to fully recover.