03-02-2014 04:52 AM | China

Mainland China's poultry may be quarantined at border

Live poultry from the mainland might be kept at a site near the border until they are confirmed to be free of the bird flu virus to avoid cross-infection with local birds, the health minister said.

While all poultry are currently kept at the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market while they wait for test results, this led to locally bred birds being culled with infected mainland poultry last week, prompting complaints of losses from local breeders and traders.

Two new cases of H7N9 were reported in Guangdong yesterday. One was a 63-year-old man in Shenzhen who died on Saturday; the other, a 37-year-old man in Zhongshan, was in critical condition.
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