China reports two more cases of new bird flu virus

April 07, 2013 05:49 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 08:15 pm IST - BEIJING

In this April 6, 2013 photo, a worker carries a cage to catch pigeons at the People's Square as a precautionary measure against bird flu in Shanghai.

In this April 6, 2013 photo, a worker carries a cage to catch pigeons at the People's Square as a precautionary measure against bird flu in Shanghai.

Shanghai has reported two more cases of human infection of a new strain of bird flu, raising the number of cases in eastern China to 20. The death toll among those who contracted the virus remains at six.

China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported the two new Shanghai cases on Sunday, citing local authorities.

Shanghai has been ordered by the Agriculture Ministry to halt its live poultry trade and slaughter all fowl in markets where the virus has been found.

The capital cities of the neighbouring provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu also have suspended sales of live poultry. Both provinces have reported H7N9 cases.

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