Professor and Head
Hong Kong University
Closure of live poultry markets was implemented in areas affected by the influenza virus A(H7N9) outbreak in China during winter, 2013-14. Our analysis showed that closing live poultry markets in the most affected cities of Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces was highly effective in reducing the risk for H7N9 infection in humans.
Wu P, Jiang H, Wu JT, Chen E, He J, Zhou H, Wei L, Yang J, Yang B, Qin Y, Fang VJ, Li M, Tsang TK, Zheng J, Lau EH, Cao Y, Chai C, Zhong H, Li Z, Leung GM, Feng L, Gao GF, Cowling BJ, Yu H. (2014). Poultry market closures and human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus, China, 2013-14. Emerging infectious diseases, 20(11)