Chickens sit in cage Unregulated peasant sells uninspected poultry in street market as death toll rises from the H5N1bird flu vi

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Chickens sit in cage Unregulated peasant sells uninspected poultry in street market as death toll rises from the H5N1bird flu virus in China After slitting the bird s throat it is placed into the boiling water in order to make it easier to pluck out the feathers Cross contamination is dangerous Splattered blood can be seen all over the man s legs and feet and entire surrounding area After handling the bird the customers will pass money and touch the bird passing a mixture of blood and contamination with each unsuspecting contact As the man takes public transportation contamination will spread The water and blood is discarded freely into the street and public sewage system as each shopper comes to inspect each chicken they will then continue to the fruit and vegetable stands as they carefully inspect produce to buy carefully feeling each piece with their hands while all the time continuing to cross contaminate the entire market place and even those shoppers who have no intention of purchasing poultry While local reports of heightened inspection have been published in state run newspapers business continues as usual with no inspectors present It these inspectors have not been anywhere to be found After the chicken s throat is cut blood is drained into a bowl where it is mixed with other slaughtered chickens blood then it is dropped into the bloody basket to move around until it dies Inside the basket is full of blood from other chickens This blood sits out in streets as hundreds pass by in a high traffic area As the birds flutter and water splashes cross contamination occurs rampantly Spattered blood flies onto everything and everyone The blood is then poured into the gutter and open sewage or simply poured onto the street for the mass public to walk through
Location: one of China's Largest cities, City Street, Guangzhou, Guangdong, Guangzhou, CHina, Asia