December 13 (B) 21:40
The outbreak of bird flu in Macao, tonight (13) will be fully destroyed live birds. Guangdong Province, the wholesale market of bamboo silk chicken antigen samples detected H7 subtype of avian influenza virus, the Home Affairs Administration Committee Chairman Dai Zuyi said that the immediate sale of live poultry in Macao, then subject to the Mainland to investigate and determine the source of chicken origin , It was decided to resume the sale of live poultry time, I believe that the Mainland will soon be able to determine the source, is expected to last more than 10 days time is short.
According to Dai, the total number of live birds in Macao will be destroyed tonight, including 6,730 chickens, 500 bamboo chicken and 3,000 pigeons, based on safety and hygiene. The department stressed that poultry imported today did not enter the market and that live poultry exposed to the public today are safe.
According to the Macao Health Bureau, a local male wholesale stall and a Mainland male truck driver were identified as contact persons. The former had adequate protection measures in contact with the chickens and had been sent to Peak Hospital for H7N9 virus testing and was waiting for the results. As for the truck drivers, the drivers had already returned to the Mainland and the authorities had informed the Mainland of the follow-up action.
In June 2007, there was an outbreak of Avian Influenza in a market in Yuen-han. A sample of the H7 subtype Avian Influenza virus was detected in a stall in Yuen Market. All the three birds in all markets in Macao were cleaned and disinfected, and 9000 live birds were completely destroyed. , Including 8000 chickens and 1000 pigeons, and the suspension of trading of live birds.http://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/2016...63e71c73c21278