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China withholding avian flu samples

GOOD PARTNER:The CDC has provided the US with samples from last year’s case of a patient who contracted a mutated form of the H7N9 virus that was resistant to drugs

By Wu Liang-yi, Lin CHIA-NAN and Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

For example, people who smuggled living birds into the nation were prosecuted under Article 33 of the law, which bans the smuggling of animals or other living creatures that need to undergo quarantine measures, and sentenced to two years in prison, even if the birds were free of disease, he said.

However, the article could not be applied to the smuggling of pork meat, because it is no longer a living creature, he said.

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