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February 11, 2017

Bird flu deaths bring live poultry market ban in Hunan province

Live poultry sales are being shut down in China’s central Hunan province because one strain of bird flu has turned deadly for people. Americans are being cautioned about the outbreak, but are not being warned against travel to Hunan.

China is temporarily closing the live poultry markets in Hunan because five deaths are now attributed to the H7N9 avian flue strain. Hunan is a mountainous province in southern China, best known for being home of Mao Zedong, known as Chairman Mao. Read more

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