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China begins poultry cull after bird flu found: Xinhua

An elderly woman looks at a cockerel in Beijing on April 4, 2013. Shanghai authorities began slaughtering poultry after the H7N9 bird flu virus which has killed five people was detected in samples taken from a market, Xinhua reported Friday.Authorities in Shanghai began the mass slaughter of poultry at a market after the H7N9 bird flu virus, which has killed five people in China, was detected there, state media said Friday.