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Authorities deal with cargo scare

SHANGHAI entry-exit inspection authorities say there is no need for public concern after they discovered a type of bacteria which can prove fatal.

It was the first time the bacteria, found in a fly at a city airport, had been spotted in China, officials said yesterday.

But there was no need to worry about infection, the officials said. The bacteria had been identified in one fly in 20 that were caught in an imported cargo area at the Pudong International Airport.

Officials have carried out sanitary measures at the airport to ensure safety.

The bacteria, wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica, is known to have caused two cases of fulminant sepsis in France and Argentina, officials said.

The case has been reported to China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.


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