Health units nationwide have gone on high alert against the H7N9 virus, a new strain of avian influenza, after it claimed its sixth victim in China.
Health workers collect bags of dead chickens on Friday at the Huhuai wholesale market in Shanghai, where the virus outbreak has prompted a mass cull of poultry. (AFP Photo)
Narong Sahamethapat, permanent secretary for the Public Health Ministry, has held video conferences with medical units in all 77 provinces to outline precautions against the new disease.
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