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The Slaughter of Shanghai birds begins; a contact gets sick

The Chinese are reacting to both the introduction of H7N9 into humans, and the fact that birds are not showing symptoms as they usually do. 

The Chinese have ordered the culling of poultry in the city of Shanghai.  A live bird market has been ordered culled of anything with feathers.  Specifically, according to the Chinese news service Xinhua, it was the Huhuai wholesale agricultural products market in the Songjiang district of Shanghai.

The article can be found here. And a huge hat-tip to my friend and birthday boy Mike Coston.

In the meantime, it appears a contact of one of the H7N9 confirmed fatalities has gotten sick. The entire world press corps will be camped at that hospital while we openly wonder if H2H has begun.

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