The local media in Zhejiang have had little to say about the H7N9 cases in the province. But this item appeared in the January 23 issue of Shaoxing Ribao: The city live animal markets were closed 21 days from today. The Google translation:
Yesterday, the city government issued an emergency notice on the prevention and control of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza for further deployment and decide from midnight today, the city all live animal markets temporarily closed 21 days.
January 21, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission, keqiao District confirmed one case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza. Floor certain patients, male, 70 years old, farmer, Shaoxing Bridge area who is now the condition is severe, treatment in a hospital in Hangzhou.
So far, since starting the year 2014, the city has confirmed five cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu, which Zhuji three cases, one case keqiao district, Economic and Technical Development Zone paojiang one case.
Currently, governments at all levels and relevant departments launched a joint prevention and control mechanism, including through surveillance and medical treatment, and disposal of animal disease surveillance in poultry farms and live bird markets, farmers market trading of live poultry stalls closed, cleaning and disinfection.
Reporters learned from the disease control department, these infected people, most have a history of exposure to poultry, some sell live poultry, ducks and some chickens at home, there's been to the market to buy live poultry.
Experts analyze the current avian flu in high season, sporadic cases will be gradually increased. With the Spring Festival, Lantern Festival is coming, and the frequency of consumption of poultry products in contact with chickens, ducks and other poultry increased, will increase the chance of infection.
According to the notification requirements, from at 0:00 on January 23, 2014 onwards, the city all live animal markets temporarily closed 21 days after the closed market operators want to live animal markets and trading areas thoroughly cleaned and disinfected; various departments on the road to banned live poultry market transactions, investigation, clean up neighborhoods within poultry farming, poultry farming acts prohibited local residents; city prohibit transporting live poultry from epidemic areas.