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11 December 2013
CHP's response to media enquiries on notification from Guangdong HFPC  

     In response to media enquiries on the notification from the Health and Family Planning Commission (HFPC) of Guangdong Province, a spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (December 11) gave the following reply:

     The CHP received notification this evening from the Guangdong HFPC that among the 70 environmental samples collected from 13 live poultry markets in Shenzhen, three samples collected from two live poultry markets in Longgang tested positive for the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.
 
     The CHP will continue to maintain liaison with the Mainland health authorities to monitor the latest developments.
 
Ends/Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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