City sus­pends live poul­try trade

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

Live poul­try trade has been sus­pended in Suzhou over bird flu con­cerns. The ban went into ef­fect on Mon­day, ac­cord­ing to a no­tice on the city gov­ern­ment’s web­site. Dur­ing the ban, mar­ket reg­u­la­tors will dis­in­fect poul­try mar­kets, the no­tice said. Sources at the lo­cal health depart­ment said the ban could last from a few days to a month. The Suzhou gov­ern­ment or­dered health au­thor­i­ties to closely mon­i­tor the H7N9 avian flu strain.

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