After suspending by 21 days, the import of live poultry was resumed on Thursday [3 April 2014] and they will be back on sale in markets on Friday in Macao. The three-week ban on importing live poultry began on March 13 after the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) announced that the H7-type avian flu virus was found in sample tests of 1,000 live chickens that were imported from a farm in Zhuhai’s Doumen district…Full Article: China Daily Apr 2014

Key point

  • According to the chairman of the IACM, Macau will import poultry from other two registered poultry farms in Zhuhai, as well as from farms in Zhongshan and other cities in Guangdong, but not from the originally infected Zhuhai farm

ChinaAg Comments

  • As of January 2014, a total of six human cases of H7N9 have been confirmed in Guangdong Province
  • Since March 2013, the H7N9 bird flu outbreak has caused more than US$6.7 billion in losses for China’s poultry industry

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