ChinaBio(R) LLC Release: China Budgets $48.6 Million to Monitor H7N9 Bird Flu  
5/2/2013 10:44:39 AM

by Richard Daverman, PhD

May 1, 2013 -- In an emergency declaration, China’s Ministry of Finance allocated 303 million RMB ($48.6 million) in an effort to control the spread of the H7N9 avian flu. The money will fund efforts to monitor cases of H7N9 infection, influenza-like illnesses, severe acute respiratory infection and unexplained pneumonia. Separately, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security ordered medical insurance programs to cover more medicine and services for people infected with H7N9, reducing the financial burden on patients. More details....