Two new bird flu cases in China amid poultry crackdown




 
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Two new bird flu cases in China amid poultry crackdown
 
April 6th, 2013  
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Two new bird flu cases in China amid poultry crackdown
By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Two more people have contracted bird flu in Shanghai, China's health ministry said on Saturday, as authorities closed live poultry markets and culled birds to combat a new virus strain that has killed six people. State-run Xinhua news agency said authorities planned to slaughter birds at two live poultry markets in Shanghai and another in Hangzhou after new samples of the H7N9 virus were detected in birds at the three sites. More than 20,000 birds have been culled at another Shanghai market where traces of the virus were found this week. ...




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