France has recorded a rare upsurge in outbreaks of the highly contagious virus, believed to have been brought to the country by migrating wild birds.
A 41-year-old man in Jiangsu province, northwest of Shanghai, was hospitalised on April 28 and is in stable condition, the National Health Commission says but insists the risk of large-scale transmission is low.
Bird flu of the type H5N8 was also found on a poultry farm in northern Germany, the state's agriculture ministry said, after it had already spread among the wild bird population in the region.
The detentions and a raids in the Netherlands and Belgium marked another escalation in a widening scandal over eggs tainted with the pesticide Fipronil.
Retailers in several European countries have pulled millions of eggs from supermarket shelves as the scare over the use of the insecticide fipronil widened
Dozens of poultry farms in Belgium and the Netherlands have been investigated amid the hunt for eggs containing the insecticide Fipronil.
On June 2, the first case of the virus was confirmed in the southern island of Jeju. Since then four more cases have been confirmed in different locations across the country.
Poultry trade has been stopped and more than 4,000 birds culled in Hong Kong after a faecal sample tested positive for the H7N9 bird flu virus.
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