The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture announced that the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory confirmed avian influenza among migratory birds in Qinghai province, as reported on www.huanqiu.com.

Regional veterinary departments in Gahai found dead migratory birds on May 8, and on May 19 the birds were confirmed to be infected with H5N1 avian influenza by the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory, according to the briefing.

In response to the outbreak, access to the affected area was restricted for disinfection and culling of backyard poultry. All 121 dead wild birds and 600 culled poultry have been processed.

No outbreak among poultry has been found in the Qinghai province.