Latest News:  

English>>China Society

No H7N9 virus found in poultry farms: MOA


10:14, May 24, 2013

BEIJING, May 23 (Xinhua) -- The H7N9 bird flu virus has not been detected in poultry farms, with positive samples mainly coming from live poultry markets, China's Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) said Thursday.

The MOA said it has "basically" finished collecting and testing 899,758 samples from across most parts of the country.

Of the total, 53 samples were found positive with H7N9. Fifty-one positive samples were from 18 live poultry markets in Shanghai, Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Henan, Shandong, Guangdong, Jiangxi and Fujian, the MOA said in a statement.

The other two positive samples were from wild pigeons in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province and domestic pigeons in Nantong, in Jiangsu Province.

Experts believe live poultry markets pose more danger and farms should step up efforts to guard against the virus, the statement said.

The H7N9 virus is not lethal to chicken and ducks, according to research from the national bird flu reference laboratory.

Also, no pigs were found to have caught the virus, the MOA said.

The virus has killed 36 people on the Chinese mainland, said the National Health and Family Planning Commission on Monday.

We Recommend:

Red Dress Run 2013 in Beijing

Photo story: Child models' adult world

Photo Story: Survivors of the earthquake

China’s weekly story (2013.5.3-5.11)

Photo story: race against death

Giant rubber duck deflates at HK harbor

Hainan Bodybuilding Competition

'Sea view' of Chinese cities after rainstorms

Photo Story: Levitating Beijingers

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:HuangJin、Chen Lidan)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Speedboat flotilla in marine training

  2. Snipers complete military skill training

  3. 'Abused' dolls displayed in Israel

  4. Xi’an to tackle river pollution

  5. Anxious city: Crowded morning bus

  6. Hot tempo of the city: I love Salsa!

  7. Trips to China's richest villages

  8. Chinese films well received in Brussels

  9. 10 million-yuan bra shines in North China

  10. 19-year-old self-made multimillionaire

Most Popular


  1. Exchange rate reform may take time
  2. Stricter elevator rules needed
  3. Job market not that bad for grads
  4. US IT restriction act fails to charm industry
  5. 'Asia's future hinges on China and India'
  6. Cannes: where celebrity sells and celebrities sell
  7. Latent demand expected to take tarnish off gold
  8. Positive signs in Europe hard won
  9. Preserving culture hurts
  10. Chinese premier's India trip to evince Beijing's unwavering pursuit of better ties

What’s happening in China

Chinese applicants wish a new life on Mars

  1. Shanghai metro campaign fights obscenity
  2. Where can I get my baby’s formula?
  3. Police bust Guangzhou betting gang
  4. Guangzhou oysters contaminated by cadmium
  5. Three officials dismissed for abuse of power