Saturday, April 6, 2013

2 Cities In China's Zhejiang Province Ban Poultry Trade -- Quail in Hangzhou, Shangcheng Township Detected #H7N9

So far overnight no new confirmed or suspected cases of H7N9 appear at the Xinxua website.  The city of Nanjing and the city of Hangzhou, in Zhejiang have both banned poultry trade.

"Sales of live poultry at the three main poultry trade markets -- Zijinshan, Tianyinshan and Jianye -- which account for 90 percent of all poultry in the city, have been banned," said Wang Zhixi, deputy director of the Industrial and Commercial Bureau of Nanjing.
"Meanwhile, we will ban live poultry from other places from entering the city, as well as stop transporting birds out of Nanjing," Wang added.
and from Hangzhou, in addition to suspending trades of live poultry, they detected H7N9 in quails sold from a market in Shangcheng Township:

Authorities in east China's Hangzhou city on Saturday suspended trades of live poultry in a farm produce market after H7N9 bird flu virus was detected from quails sold on the market.
The second confirmed H7N9 case in east China's Zhejiang Province has been found to have eaten quails bought from the Binsheng Agricultural and Sideline Products Market in Shangcheng District, Hangzhou city.
The disease control and prevention center of Hangzhou detected H7N9 bird flu virus from the quails in the market on Friday. And the virus sample has been sent to national disease control and prevention center for recheck.
Relevant departments in Hangzhou began to slaughter the live poultry in the market earlier Saturday.

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