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HK culls 15,000 chickens on H7N9 fears

Deadly virus found on birds imported from nearby Chinese city of Huizhou

HIGH ALERT: After the culling, the Cheung Sha Wan market will be closed for 21 days for "comprehensive disinfection".

Hong Kong

HONG Kong began culling thousands of chickens on Wednesday after the deadly H7N9 virus was discovered in poultry imported from China, days after the city raised alert levels when a woman was hospitalised with the disease.

Authorities found the bird flu virus in samples