Recently, Jiaxing, Shaoxing and have been found in one case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza.
"Farmgate price of eggs fell two days click on several hair!" H7N9 bird flu suddenly in late autumn to kill a "Parthian shot", which has been so devastated before the wave of avian influenza in poultry and eggs market is somewhat fragile nervous together.
Yesterday, reporters from the egg farmers and retailers, eggs Association learned, by the new wave of H7N9 avian influenza, Hangzhou eggs wholesale segment began falling price. And retail sectors, at the end of the early period of "broken 6" high-priced market, the current temporarily stabilized at a Catty 5.5 yuan or so.
Wholesale: H7N9 avian influenza one appeared, egg drop in price 5 gross appearance
October 15 Provincial Health Department of Shaoxing new case of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza, when a few days, new cases of bird flu began to radiate to egg market.
"Some time ago we sold 4.3 yuan a pound wholesale, and today only 3.8,3.9 yuan." Province since October H7N9 avian influenza is still only two cases occur, but for the town of Lotus flush Jiande village hens farmers Chen Xianjun, however, it guard. Because of his family's egg farmgate prices, suddenly fell 5 cents or so.Unlike H5N1, H7N9 is a low-pathogenic disease in poultry, causing few if any symptoms. So we enjoy the dubious distinction of being the "sentinel species" for outbreaks.
With H5N1, the poultry farmers have already lost many or most of their birds before the culling teams arrive. They may think their compensation is too little, but they can't argue with the need to get rid of the surviving exposed bird. When your birds look fine, and testing for H7N9 rarely finds it anyway, culling doesn't make sense.
I have no idea how the Chinese are going to think their way out of this mess, but I hope they do before it becomes a problem for poultry farmers and their customers in other countries.