Via the Macau Daily Times, a March 13 report: Authorities announce first local avian flu case.
The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) and the Health Bureau (SSM) have announced that a sample taken yesterday from live chicken imported from the mainland has tested positive for the bird flu virus. IACM revealed that the sample was taken from birds coming from Doumen.
The Health Bureau released the news during a late night press conference held just after midnight last night. The authorities received the report at 10.30p.m. yesterday and have implemented a contingency plan. They immediately sealed the floor of the local wholesale market that housed live poultry and have banned all live birds from leaving the market.
All 7,500 live chickens in the market have also been destroyed. SSM stressed that none of the workers who were in contact with the poultry have displayed any flu-like symptoms.
The authorities will assess the level of contact the workers had with the birds to determine whether they have to be monitored or isolated for 10 days. They will be given anti-viral drugs if necessary.
Moreover, the government has decided to temporarily stop the import of live poultry for 21 days, which means that there will be no live birds supplied to local markets.
While this report doesn't specify the type of "bird flu," a report in the Chinese-language Macau Daily News does say it's an H7 virus.