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Volume 21, Number 10—October 2015

Effect of Live Poultry Market Closure on Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus Activity in Guangzhou, China, 2014

Jun Yuan1, Eric H.Y. Lau1, Kuibiao Li1, Y.H. Connie Leung1, Zhicong Yang1, Caojun Xie1, Yufei Liu1, Yanhui Liu, Xiaowei Ma, Jianping Liu, Xiaoquan Li, Kuncai Chen, Lei Luo, Biao Di, Benjamin J. Cowling, Xiaoping TangComments to Author , Gabriel M. Leung, Ming Wang2Comments to Author , and Malik Peiris2
Author affiliations: Guangzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangzhou, China (J. Yuan, K. Li, Z. Yang, C. Xie, Yufei Liu, Yanhui Liu, X. Ma, J. Liu, X. Li, K. Chen, L. Luo, B. Di, M. Wang); The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (E.H.Y. Lau, Y.H.C. Leung, B.J. Cowling, G.M. Leung, M. Peiris); The Eighth People’s Hospital of Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China (X. Tang)

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Table 1

Characteristics of 5 poultry markets under enhanced surveillance, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 2014*

Market characteristic Live poultry markets
Dressed poultry market
Retail Wholesale
Source of poultry Wholesale market Backyard or large farms Wholesale market
Volume of poultry stock Small Large Small
Live poultry sold Yes Yes No
Size, m2 60/50/50† 3,000 25
No. poultry stalls 6/5/5† 67 5
Approximate no. poultry traded/day 206/285/112† 28,640 190
On-site slaughtering
Available sampling sites
Poultry cage Yes Yes No
Defeathering machine Yes Yes No
Chopping board Yes No Yes
Processing table Yes No Yes
Bucket holding poultry meat No Yes No
Wastewater Yes Yes Yes
Poultry drinking water
*Three retail LPMs, 1 wholesale LPM, and 1 DPM were randomly selected for study from 77 wet markets in Panyu district, where enhanced surveillance was implemented.
†Data are for the 3 retail markets.

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1These first authors contributed equally to this article.

2These senior authors contributed equally to this article.

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