The Shanghai municipal government will provide poultry farms with subsidies to help them through the deadly H7N9 virus scare. The city ordered a halt of live poultry trading and imports, and required poultry culling, after the national avian flu reference laboratory, under the Ministry of Agriculture, said last week that the H7N9 virus was detected in chicken samples collected at a market in Shanghai…Full-text article: China Daily Apr 2013

Key point

  • To date, Shanghai has culled 20,000 chickens and other fowls since the outbreak of the new bird flu strain, H7N9

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