Public urged to stay away from live poultry in China

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/27
By: Chen Wei-ting and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Jan. 27 (CNA) Health officials have urged the public to refrain from visiting live poultry markets when traveling in many parts of China because of an outbreak of avian influenza there.

Health Minister Lin Tzou-yien (林奏延) said the public should also avoid contact with birds and be on guard while eating eggs.

Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy director-general of the Centers for Disease Control, said there have been 245 cases of H7N9 avian flu in China since Oct. 1, 2016, with four provinces recording the highest number of the cases.

There have been 92 cases recorded in Jiangsu, 45 in Zhejiang, 28 in Anhui and 26 in Guangdong.    [FULL  STORY]

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