Cocktail of bird flu viruses
According to the Guangzhou municipal disease control center, inspections of the city’s live poultry markets showed that they are the fermenting grounds for deadly bird flu viruses. Their wet environment makes it much easier for recombinations to occur. The local health authorities have found the H7N9, the H5N1, the H9N2 viruses coexisting in these markets.
There have also been reports of human infections by the H10N8, the H5N6, and the H7N2 viruses.