City suspends live poultry trade
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.