Beijing, April 7 (Reporter quiet text) Department of Agriculture chief veterinarian at Kangzhen media briefing today (7 days), do not rule out the possibility of detection of the H7N9 avian influenza virus in a wider range.
The in Kangzhen informed in received person infections communications, the Ministry of Agriculture emergency units experts deployed National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory, to form a joint working group, twice sent to Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang and other key provinces 8 Working Group to assist the local veterinary departments to carry out the the monitoring investigation work, especially in cases of human infection in four provinces have been found to focus on monitoring of the patient's location and the surrounding areas, live animal markets, farm households and wildfowl. As of now, the working group has been in live bird markets, farm households and wildfowl 11229 samples collected for testing. Currently, sample testing work is still in progress.
In the opinion of the Ministry of Agriculture experts will discuss the H7N9 avian influenza virus isolated from poultry, pigeons is a new virus and human virus isolated highly homologous, previously isolated in the country has never Kangzhen ; the virus of unknown origin, mode of transmission is unclear, do not rule out possible by migratory birds into domestic poultry; virus was low virulence, can infect chickens, pigeons and other birds, no clinical symptoms of infection has not yet found pigs infected with the virus. The detection rate of the virus in live bird markets the highest in the poultry farms has not been detected, mainly in Shanghai, but does not rule out the possibility of detection in a wider range.