Bird-flu Shuts Chinese Markets

A total of 100 people have died in the current bird flu season in China

China is experiencing its deadliest outbreak of the H7N9 bird-flu strain since it first appeared in humans in 2013, killing 79 people in January alone and spurring several cities to suspend live poultry trade.

The surge in fatalities has raised concerns that a severe outbreak looms, though health officials have said the worst has likely passed.

The government is urging people to avoid live poultry markets, where poor sanitation conditions can raise the risk of contamination.

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