Live poultry markets in central areas of major cities in Zhejiang Province will be permanently closed by July 1, authorities announced Tuesday [28 January 2014]. The notification comes as operations at many live poultry markets have been suspended amid a winter spike in the number of H7N9 bird flu cases…Full Article: The Global Times Jan 2014

Key point

  • According to the Zhejiang provincial health agency, the province has recorded 53 H7N9 human infections, 41 of which had close contact with live poultry. At least 12 deaths were confirmed as of 28 January 2014.

ChinaAg Comment

  • On 10 December 2013, China reported a single case of H7N9 in Zhejiang province

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