According to recent reports from the government officials, the H7N9 bird flu outbreak has incurred cost of over 400 billion yuan to the poultry industry of the country.
Li Xirong, the Head of the National Animal Husbandry Service, said that an average of about one billion yuan a day is being lost by the sector since the end of March. The condition has affected about 130 people across China.
Two Chinese provinces announced an end to their emergency response to the H7N9 bird flu on Friday. The emergency response was ended after no new human infections were reported in the past 21 days, said authorities.
The provincial governments of Jiangsu and Shandong, both in eastern China, declared to end the level-IV emergency response to the H7N9 avian influenza outbreak.
As per reports, about 4.65 million packaged counterfeit prophylactics while some 1,100 unpackaged pounds of the same were discovered and seized by the police in central and east China.
Though the new avian influenza H7N9 has been detected in Eastern China and Taiwan, the Queensland government has taken up challenge to keep the influenza at bay from Australia.
U. S. officials have reported that the recent decline in the H7N9 cases in China can be attributed to the containment measures reported by Chinese authorities or the changing seasons.
Environment authorities in Beijing predicted that the heavy smog which has cloaked the capital of China from some days will not disperse any sooner. The monitors of air pollution on Monday depicted that the density of PM2.5 in some areas reached 400 micrograms per cubic meter which is much more than the standards of national and international levels.
Sources suggested that the first ever patient who had been suffering from the H7N9 bird flu strain has recovered fully. The strain had been discovered to be a blend of genes from four different flu strains discovered in birds.
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