China closes markets amid bird flu fears | Morning Ag Clips

(Yun Huang Yong, Flickr/Creative Commons)

(Yun Huang Yong, Flickr/Creative Commons)

BEIJING, China — Several Chinese cities have shut down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen people this year across China.

Live poultry sales have now been suspended in Changsha, the capital of central China’s Hunan province, as well as markets across the eastern province of Zhejiang, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday, as authorities deal with dozens of new cases of H7N9 bird flu.

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