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Shanghai closes poultry markets over H7N9 bird flu

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China's commercial hub Shanghai will temporarily close all its live poultry markets over the H7N9 bird flu outbreak, which is confirmed to have killed six people so far, the city said Friday.

The move was being taken for the purposes of "public safety", Shanghai government spokesman Xu Wei told a news conference.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/shanghai-closes-poultry-markets-over-h7n9-bird-flu