Title: #Macau found #H7 #avian #influenza virus, suspends live #bird #trade.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7(N9) subtype, poultry epizootics in China.
Source: China National Emergency Broadcasting (CNEB), full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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Macau found H7 avian influenza virus suspends live bird trade
Source: Xinhua News Agency
MACAO, December 13 (Xinhua) - The Macao SAR Government and the Health Bureau held a joint press conference on the evening of the 13th to inform the H7 subtype Avian Influenza virus, The poultry did not flow into the retail market. The HKSAR Government will suspend live poultry trading for at least three days and take preventive measures such as market laundering and live poultry culling.
It is reported that the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau in a number of samples from the Mainland imported H7 subtypes of avian influenza virus in the detection, the immediate blockade of the wholesale poultry market, and will exist in the wholesale market of about 6,300 chickens, 500 … and 3000 pigeons to take culling treatment. According to the Macao Special Zone "Avian Influenza Emergency Response Plan", the relevant suppliers of the sample will suspend the supply and carry out the investigation of the virus source until the relevant departments of Macao and the Mainland can confirm the supply.
In addition, Macau will cease trading of live poultry for at least 3 days, and the market will be fully cleaned and disinfected. The Health Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government will also monitor and monitor the health status of the poultry wholesale market practitioners.
The Health Bureau said that an epidemiological investigation had identified a Mainland cargo driver and a local live poultry wholesaler as contact persons. The driver of the cargo truck returned to the Mainland before the discovery of the avian influenza virus, and the Health Bureau has informed the relevant Mainland authorities. Local wholesalers have been sent to hospitals to receive H7N9 avian influenza virus testing, pending further confirmation of the results.
This is the third time in Macau this year, found in the market of avian influenza virus. In February 3, 2016 and June 22, the live poultry market in Macao were detected H7 subtype of avian influenza virus were taken to stop the sale of live poultry, culling the market live poultry and other measures.
Author: Wang Yang
Keywords: Avian Influenza; H7N9; Poultry; Macau.