Shanghai to temporarily close poultry markets

In an effort to curb the spread of H7N9 avian flu, officials plan to temporarily close Shanghai’s live poultry markets.

The markets are slated to be shuttered from Jan. 31 until April 30. About 117 markets will be affected, and the market closures are set to occur annually for the next five years to verify […]

Chinese officials ramp up avian flu prevention plans

More than 20,000 birds have been culled in Shanghai in an effort to stop the spread of a new strain of avian flu that’s killed six people.

The first three diagnosed cases of the H7N9 strain were confirmed Sunday. Since then, a total of 14 cases have been reported in China, along its eastern coast, […]