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on February 21, 2017

Avian flu prompts China to close live poultry markets

Decision hoped to curb rise of human avian influenza cases

Avian influenza A (H7N9) virus has pandemic potential in humans, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the continued rise in new cases in people in China since December is a cause for concern.

New infections have tended to occur in waves each winter since the…

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