BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- China lifted a bird flu
quarantine in the southern province of Guangzhou on Thursday after no new cases
were reported for 21 days.
The trade of live poultry within 13 km of the
epidemic region was resumed on Thursday, the Ministry of Agriculture said.
An outbreak of bird flu occurred in Xinhui, Jiangmen
City, on June 10 and killed 3,873 ducks and led to the culling of another
The ministry urged the local authorities to boost
epidemic monitoring and prevention measures to effectively guard against any
further outbreaks of bird flu.
China has reported seven bird flu outbreaks among
poultry so far this year. Six other outbreaks included one in the northwestern
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, three in the southwestern Tibet Autonomous
Region, one in the southwestern Guizhou Province and another in Guangdong
The Ministry of Health reported this year three human
bird flu cases, all in February, in the central Henan Province, southern Guangxi
Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guangdong Province. All three people involved were