China’s Ministry of Agriculture confirmed a new outbreak of bird flu among poultry in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, reported Beijing’s Xinhua News Agency April 19.

The H5N1 strain of bird flu was found in a live poultry market in Lhasa on April 12, according to the agency, and authorities took immediate emergency measures, culling more than 1,600 birds in the affected area.


Ministry officials told Xinhua the bird flu was brought under control and no further instances have been reported so far.