Hong Kong has suspended imports of poultry products, including eggs and frozen meat, from China's northeastern Liaoning province for 21 days after authorities confirmed an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu, according to reports.

The outbreak was among chickens, but no further information is available. Hong Kong imported 28,000 metric tons of frozen poultry and 103 million poultry eggs from Liaoning in 2011. So far, there have been 24 human cases of H5N1 confirmed globally in 2012, compared with 62 in all of 2011.