Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dongguan faces H7N9 virus hit

Concern has mounted in Hong Kong as neighboring Dongguan city in Guangdong started culling poultry after suspected H7N9 bird flu was detected in chicken for the first time.
In Beijing, Premier Li Keqiang visited a disease control center to stress the importance of preventive efforts.

The mainland reported 11 more people with H7N9 bird flu, bringing the total number of infections to date to 123, including 24 deaths.

The central province of Hunan confirmed its first case yesterday, while eastern Jiangxi reported three more for a total of five, and Fujian recorded its second case.

Li asked medics to stay on high alert as "this is a new virus, and we don't have all the information."