Unfortunately, bird flu infection spread extremely quick and started to affect more and more people. China has recently identified three cases of human bird flu infection. Authorities are worried that this deadly virus may rapidly spread among people affecting significant numbers. Many Asian nations are currently trying to control the bird flu outbreaks which were recently registered desperately.
Health officials in Japan and South Korea have been struggling to contain and fight against different strains of avian influenza, suffering massive financial losses due to the crisis in the poultry industry. On December 21, the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning has declared that a man was diagnosed with the H7N9 strain of the disease after he traveled from Jiangsu to Shanghai.
Shanghai is known to be the most populated city in the world, having more than 24 million residents. On December 22, health officials argued that Jiangsu’s local government has decided to investigate more regarding the origin of the bird flu infection.
In Xiamen, a city located in Fujian, local authorities demanded poultry sales to stop in the Siming district starting with December 22. This decision was made after a man was diagnosed with the H7N9 flu on December 18. The patient is currently being treated, being in a stable condition. Ximen is known to have a population of about 3.5 million people, their lives being threatened by this terrible virus.
The latest incidents which have occurred appear to have happened after Hong Kong has declared that a man was diagnosed with the disease earlier this week. Despite Japan and South Korea demanded for the killing of millions of birds during the last month bound to prevent the disease, there are still a lot of cases which appear every day.
Apparently, all the great efforts undergone by so many Asian countries did not prove to have positive results. The bird flu infection continued to spread against all the odds. Farmers know that avian influenza usually strikes during spring and winter. Thus, they have increased and improved their animal detention techniques, the cleaning regimes and they have also built roofs for the hen pens to avoid the spreading of this illness.
Based on the data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, during the last two months, over 110,000 birds were killed due to avian influenza outbreaks.
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