Experts Believe That Migratory Birds Might Have Carried Avian Influenza into China

by Rukmani Krishna on  April 8, 2013 at 11:56 PM Bird Flu News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

An expert with the country's agricultural ministry has said that migratory birds may have carried the H7N9 avian influenza virus into China.
 Experts Believe That Migratory Birds Might Have Carried Avian Influenza into China
Experts Believe That Migratory Birds Might Have Carried Avian Influenza into China

According to health authorities, a total of 20 H7N9 cases have been reported in the country till Sunday evening, including the six cases that ended in fatalities.

As the source of infection and its transmission remained unclear, the possibility of migratory birds carrying the H7N9 avian influenza virus into the country could not be ruled out, Xinhua quoted Yu Kangzhen, the chief veterinarian with the agriculture ministry, as saying Sunday.

The virus has mostly been found in live poultry trading markets, not in farms raising poultry, he said, adding the virus had not been found in pigs so far.

He said the number of most infections have been reported from Shanghai, but the possibility of the virus spreading further also existed.

Source: IANS

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Bird Flu Hib Vaccine Flu Swine Flu Reye’s Syndrome Preventing Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive