Impact of Interventions on Influenza A(H7N9) Virus Activity in Live Poultry Markets

Eric H.Y. Lau, Jun Yuan, Kuibiao Li, Connie Leung, Zhicong Yang, Caojun Xie, Yufei Liu, Biao Di, Benjamin Cowling, Xiaoping Tang, Gabriel Leung, Malik Peiris, Ming Wang


There are constant exposure of influenza A(H7N9) virus from live poultry market for poultry workers and the general population, but rapid reduction of viable virus in the market setting can be achieved by market closure and disinfection. Our findings highlight the value in intensive surveillance in a natural live poultry market setting, to assess human infection risk at the human-animal interface and effect of control measures on virus activity.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *