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Call to stay alert for influenza A(H7N9) in China

April 2014 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) urges people to stay alert for influenza A(H7N9), especially in light of the upcoming Qingming festival on 5 April 2014, which is celebrated in China and some of its neighbouring countries and will last approximately three days. The festival, which is a yearly family event for honouring ancestors, is predicted to correspond to an increase in the purchase, slaughter and consumption of poultry as people may travel back to their hometown to celebrate with their families...[Read more]

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