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World Health Organization Declares China's H7N9 Flu Crisis Over; Cost Was $6.5 Billion


5/24/2013 9:18:33 AM

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by Richard Daverman, PhD

May 23, 2013 -- China’s bird flu crisis has been contained, according to UN officials. Closing the live poultry markets in ten provinces seemed to dampen the outbreak. Because there have been no new cases discovered in the two weeks since May 8, it seems the crisis has passed. However, China suffered $6.5 billion in losses due to the H7N9 virus, mostly in the poultry industry. More details....



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