The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department says a dead bird found in Tin Shui Wai on Friday has been confirmed as having the H5N6 avian flu virus. The carcass of the black-headed gull was found near a public toilet in Lau Fau Shan.
The AFCD said this is within three kilometres of two chicken farms and the Wetland Park. The farms have been informed and poultry farmers will be reminded to strengthen precautions against avian flu. Cleaning has been stepped up at the Wetland Park as well.
The department said they will conduct inspections of poultry farms and the wholesale market to ensure that proper precautions against avian flu have been implemented.