China Feels Economic Impact Of H7N9; Government Readies Vaccine

News outlets report on the economic impacts of H7N9 avian flu in China and the prospect of mass vaccination against the disease if human-to-human transmission occurs.

Agence France-Presse: H7N9 bird flu comes home to roost in China
“The handful of poultry dealers lingering at Chengbei Market have had little to do since Chinese authorities shut down their livelihoods after H7N9 bird flu began stalking the country again, killing scores of people this year…” (Savadove, 3/11).

Global Times: Preparations begin for mass production of H7N9 vaccine
“China has prepared the H7N9 vaccine seeds for mass production in case human-to-human transmission occurs, a deputy to the National People’s Congress (NPC) said Monday…” (3/11).