Bird flu prompts Hong Kong chicken ban

The Hong Kong government has imposed a ban on the sale of live chickens following new cases of bird flu. More than 20,000 birds will be culled at the Wholesale Poultry Market in Cheung Sha Wan, pictured, after the news that a Guangdong supplier has tested positive for H7N9 bird flu, which has killed dozens of people in China last year.
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Workers place dead chickens into plastic bags after they were killed at the Wholesale Poultry Market in Cheung Sha Wan on January 28, 2014 in Hong Kong. Yesterday the government imposed a ban on the sale of live chickens and will cull 20,000 birds at the market in Cheung Sha Wan today. This is following confirmation that a Guangdong supplier has tested positive for H7N9 bird flu which has killed dozens of people in China since last year. (Getty Images)
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Workers wearing protective gear enter the Wholesale Poultry Market in Cheung Sha Wan on January 28, 2014 in Hong Kong. Yesterday the government imposed a ban on the sale of live chickens and will cull 20,000 birds at the market in Cheung Sha Wan today. This is following confirmation that a Guangdong supplier has tested positive for H7N9 bird flu which has killed dozens of people in China since last year. (Getty Images)
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Workers place dead chickens into plastic bags after they were killed at the Wholesale Poultry Market in Cheung Sha Wan on January 28, 2014 in Hong Kong. Yesterday the government imposed a ban on the sale of live chickens and will cull 20,000 birds at the market in Cheung Sha Wan today. This is following confirmation that a Guangdong supplier has tested positive for H7N9 bird flu which has killed dozens of people in China since last year. (Getty Images)
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Workers place dead chickens into plastic bags after they were killed at the Wholesale Poultry Market in Cheung Sha Wan on January 28, 2014 in Hong Kong. Yesterday the government imposed a ban on the sale of live chickens and will cull 20,000 birds at the market in Cheung Sha Wan today. This is following confirmation that a Guangdong supplier has tested positive for H7N9 bird flu which has killed dozens of people in China since last year. (Getty Images)
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A worker sanitizes the Wholesale Poultry Market in Cheung Sha Wan on January 28, 2014 in Hong Kong. Yesterday the government imposed a ban on the sale of live chickens and will cull 20,000 birds at the market in Cheung Sha Wan today. This is following confirmation that a Guangdong supplier has tested positive for H7N9 bird flu which has killed dozens of people in China since last year. (Getty Images)
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Workers place dead chickens into plastic bags after they were killed at the Wholesale Poultry Market in Cheung Sha Wan on January 28, 2014 in Hong Kong. Yesterday the government imposed a ban on the sale of live chickens and will cull 20,000 birds at the market in Cheung Sha Wan today. This is following confirmation that a Guangdong supplier has tested positive for H7N9 bird flu which has killed dozens of people in China since last year. (Getty Images)
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Workers wearing protective gear enter the Wholesale Poultry Market in Cheung Sha Wan on January 28, 2014 in Hong Kong. Yesterday the government imposed a ban on the sale of live chickens and will cull 20,000 birds at the market in Cheung Sha Wan today. This is following confirmation that a Guangdong supplier has tested positive for H7N9 bird flu which has killed dozens of people in China since last year. (Getty Images)
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Workers place dead chickens into plastic bags after they were killed at the Wholesale Poultry Market in Cheung Sha Wan on January 28, 2014 in Hong Kong. Yesterday the government imposed a ban on the sale of live chickens and will cull 20,000 birds at the market in Cheung Sha Wan today. This is following confirmation that a Guangdong supplier has tested positive for H7N9 bird flu which has killed dozens of people in China since last year. (Getty Images)
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A worker sanitizes the Wholesale Poultry Market in Cheung Sha Wan on January 28, 2014 in Hong Kong. Yesterday the government imposed a ban on the sale of live chickens and will cull 20,000 birds at the market in Cheung Sha Wan today. This is following confirmation that a Guangdong supplier has tested positive for H7N9 bird flu which has killed dozens of people in China since last year. (Getty Images)