Beijing (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Embassy in Beijing has issued a letter of warning to Indonesian nationals against the spread of bird flu cases in China.

The embassy issued the warning after it received an official report from Chinese Agricultural Ministry about the outbreak of H5N1 bird flu virus in a number of areas in the country.

It was reported that the outbreak of bird flu was discovered on January 13, in the cities of Wan Jia in Yang Xin district, and Huang Shi in Hubei province.

According to the report, 3,200 chickens have died of H5N1 and 46,800 infected ones have been culled by the local city administrations.

Since early January 2014, some 20 bird flu cases have been reported, and on January 15, three H7N9 cases were also reported in the provinces of Shanghai, Fujian and Zhejiang.

Following the outbreak of H5N1 and H7N9 cases in China, the Indonesian Embassy in China has warned the Indonesian nationals in the country to stay alert and keep themselves safe from the deadly disease.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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