Via the South China Morning Post: Two Shenzhen wet markets test positive for H7N9 bird flu virus.
Two wet markets in Shenzhen have been found to have traces of the H7N9 bird flu virus, Guangdong health authorities announced on Wednesday.
A health spokesman said three out of 70 environmental samples collected from 13 wet markets had tested positive for the deadly bird flu strain.
The samples were collected from chicken stools, cutting boards and depilators collected from live chicken stalls at two wet markets in the city’s Longgang district.
The spokesman said experts believe the risk of the H7N9 virus spreading throughout Guangdong was very high, and other cases would be discovered in the area soon.
He advised the public to avoid contact with live poultry and maintain good personal hygiene.