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Virus H7N9 hasn’t been separated from livestock and poultry farms

On April 17, after the occurrence of virus H7N9 bird flu epidemic, Ministry of Agriculture paid high attention to it. According to Animal H7n9 Bird Flu Emergency Monitoring Program, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Departments at all regions actively carried out H7N9 bird flu virus monitoring and epidemic situation survey work. Up to now, H7N9 Bird Flu virus hasn’t been separated from samples from live bird trade market and wild pigeons. H7N9 Bird Flu virus has been separated from samples from livestock and poultry farms, wild bird habitats and slaughterhouses. No abnormal situation occurs during survey on poultry farms.  

According to statistics, bird flu reference labs in every province and the country have collected 84444 samples, covering 473 live-bird operating markets, 32 poultry slaughterhouses, 896 poultry farms, 79 wild bird habitats, 32 live-pig slaughterhouses and 137 environment sampling spots. So far, 47801 samples have finished testing. 39 samples are found to be H7N9 bird flu virus positive, among which 38 poultry and environment samples come from 9 live-poultry operating market in Shanghai, Anhui, Zhejiang and Jiangsu, 1 wild pigeon sample comes Nanjing, Jiangsu. The rest 47762 samples are negative.

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