March 24, 2014

H7N9 detected in south China poultry farm

The H7N9 bird flu virus has been found in a poultry farm in the southern city of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province, the provincial agriculture department confirmed on Thursday.

Samples from live chickens were collected from Zhuhai Jinfeng Poultry Co., Ltd. in Doumen District and tested positive for H7N9 by the provincial center for animal disease control, the department said. The department sent experts to the company and disposed of more than 80,000 live chickens. It also provided five tonnes of disinfectant.

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