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China closes live poultry
markets, destroys more fowl in bird flu fight
Bagel on 11/8/2005 for Meatingplace.com
officials destroyed 6 million fowl and closed all 168 live poultry markets in
Beijing as part of efforts to prevent bird flu.
Authorities in Beijing also went door-to-door
seizing chickens and ducks being raised in private homes, while Shanghai banned
sales of live ducks, quail and other birds.
The Chinese government also announced over the
weekend that it was reopening an investigation into whether bird flu killed a
12-year-old girl and sickened two other people last month. The World Health
Organization has agreed to help with the effort. The cases would be China's
first human occurrences of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird