Hong Kong, China - Peoples Republic of
A HAWKER SELLING CHICKENS WAITS FOR CUSTOMERS AT A HONG KONG MARKET.
A hawker selling chickens with prices between HK$20 and HK$55 ($2.50
and $7) waits for customers at a market in Hong Kong February 21, 2003.
Prices of chickens from mainland China have been affected after a
33-year-old Hong Kong man died on Monday of pneumonia and doctors
confirmed he contracted the virus H5N1 after visiting relatives who
keep chickens in China's Fujian province. Hong Kong scientists said on
Friday that the bird flu has not yet mutated into a form which can jump
easily from human to human, the type which in the past has caused
global pandemics. REUTERS/Kin Cheung