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Buzzowords in China in first half of 2013: H7N9

(People's Daily Online)

07:59, July 10, 2013

A wholesaler of live poultry (L2) checks the market at Shanghai Agricultural Products Center. June 20, 2013, Shanghai removed the ban on the trading of live poultry.(Xinhua/ Pei Xin)

A newly discovered new subtype of influenza virus, H7N9 avian influenza, appeared at the end of March in Shanghai and Anhui province. By May 29, the country had confirmed 131 victims of the virus of whom, 37 had died and 76 had recovered.

Affected by H7N9, the demand for eggs plummeted, as did market prices, causing serious repercussions for poultry farmers and dealers.To protect the development of poultry production, many initiatives have been introduced in different provinces, including avian subsidies and subsidized interest rates to offset the loss of revenues.

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