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H7N9 Developments.
« on: January 28, 2014, 09:24:38 AM »
20,000 chickens have been culled and Hong Kong's only wholesale poultry market is now closed for 21 days for disinfection. This is the latest attempt to nip the spread of H7N5 in the bud as the virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China.

H7N9 is known to have produced 220 cases and 55 deaths.  The vast majority of victims suffer critical condition. The death rate indicates approximately 25 per cent of cases.  With a quarter of all those infected suffering death, It places this strain of bird flu on a level with the Black Death (Bubonic plague) in medieval times.
It may never happen. Best to be prepared just in case.