China squawking





CNN reports:

Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu was found in pigeons, state-run media Xinhua reported today.

The H7N9 virus, or bird flu, has killed six people. It had not previously been found in humans until 14 cases were reported in China this week — all in a coastal area of eastern China.

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