Health Authorities to Require Poultry Market to Disinfect Twice a Month

Health Authorities to Require Poultry Market to Disinfect Twice a MonthAccording to health authorities the biggest live poultry wholesale market in Nanshan in Shenzhen will be disinfected at least twice a month instead of the previous routine of once a month to further prevent the spread of the H7N9 bird flu virus. Health authorities will be requiring all merchants to clean and disinfect their booths and remove any poultry waste every day.

All other poultry wholesale markets in the city have already started to do thorough disinfections once a month. Furthermore live poultry markets will be closing for one day to conduct disinfection before the start of the spring festival which starts in the end of the month. City health officials have already reports three cases of H7N9 infection in the city, no source of where the virus has started and all three patients are already in full recovery.

The city is on high alert for the spread of the flu virus, health officials say to watch out for symptoms such as fever, cough and sore throat which is similar to other types of flu but can develop into pneumonia in a week. Also the Guangdong disease control and prevention center has already report around 14 H7N9 flu virus infection in humans.

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