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The role of live poultry movement and live bird market biosecurity in the epidemiology of influenza A (H7N9): A cross-sectional observational study in four eastern China provinces

Zhou, Xiaoyan; Li, Yin; Wang, Youming; Edwards, John; Gou , Fusheng; Clements, Archie; Huang, Baoxu; Magalhaes, Ricardo Soares


Background: A new reassortant influenza A (H7N9) virus emerged early 2013 in eastern China. Exposure to H7N9 infected poultry at live bird markets (LBM) was implicated as the main risk factor for human infection. We aimed to identify the role of LBM biosecurity indicators and poultry movement in the affected areas. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out in 24 LBMs at the beginning of H7N9 outbreak in all affected provinces. We used univariable analysis to identify the biosecurity...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Infection
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2015.06.012


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