Ministry of Agriculture advises severe respiratory flu virus H7N9 is widespread in poultry in China

The Ministry of Agriculture has warned that live poultry markets represent a major part of the human risk for exposure to the severe respiratory avian flu strain H7N9. The risk of infection is also increasing on poultry farms. This virus now has a country wide geographical distribution. Human cases, however, remain sporadic without any major outbreaks so far.

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