21-03-2014 01:09 AM | China

First H7N9 found on Chinese poultry farm

Mainland authorities have discovered H7N9 on a Guangdong poultry farm, just two weeks after the agriculture minister noted that the country's farms had so far been free from the deadly bird flu strain.

Xinhua reported last night that Guangdong provincial agriculture authorities had confirmed finding traces of H7N9 in chicken samples collected from the Zhuhai Jinfeng Poultry farm in Zhuhai - a facility that supplies poultry to Macau.

The disclosure comes two weeks after Agriculture Minister Han Changfu said on the sidelines of the National People's Congress in Beijing that the outbreak appeared contained to wet markets.
Full Story : South China Morning Post