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H7N9 Flu Virus Found at Three More Chinese Markets, One Farm

25 April 2013

CHINA - The low pathogenic H7N9 flu virus has been found in individual birds at three live bird markets and in a pigeon on a farm in eastern China.

The veterinary authority has sent Follow Up report No. 5 dated 24 April to the World Orgnaisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes the finding of the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus at three live bird markets - two in Henan province and one in Zhejiang, all in eastern China.

All three cases were found in "birds" on 4 April and one bird was destroyed.

Gene sequencing shows that it is low pathogenic avian influenza virus (LPAI), adds the OIE report.

On 22 April, OIE received Follow Up Report No. 4 from China, about one bird, a pigeon, being found with the H7N9 virus in Jiangsu province in the far east of the country. It was on a farm; 340 birds there were destroyed.

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