WWF's response to H5 Avian Influenza Virus Case in Mai Po Nature Reserve
Aerial shooting of Mai Po Nature Reserve
WWF-Hong Kong (WWF) was informed today (25 Jan) by the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department (AFCD) that a carcass of a Eurasian Curlew found in the Mai Po Nature Reserve was suspected to be positive for the H5 avian influenza virus based on preliminary testing. Further confirmatory tests are being conducted. WWF will work and communicate closely with the AFCD to monitor the situation.
WWF will raise alertness and ensure its already stringent biosecurity measures are implemented to minimize risks to our staff and visitors. Extra precautions will be taken including increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting facilities and major visitor areas in the Reserve. Notices will also be put up to inform visitors of the arrangements.