We're less than two weeks from this year's Shanghai Motor Show, and word has it the number of cases of H7N9 Bird flu have increased significantly in the areas around Shanghai. ChinaAutoWeb.com reports a total of 24 cases, and seven deaths have been reported in the city and surrounding regions, forcing government officials to cull thousands of birds, close live poultry markets and remove pigeons from public spaces. The precautions come despite the fact that doctors insist there's no evidence of "inter-human transmission" of the virus – perhaps they missed the winged specimen above?

In 2003, the Shanghai Motor Show closed its doors three days early due to the outbreak of the H5N1 virus strain, which killed more than 360 people worldwide. Before organizers shuttered the event, visitors and show professionals donned face masks in an attempt to protect themselves from infection. The last year Shanghai hosted the motor show in 2011, the event drew an estimated 7 million visitors.


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      RocketRed
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well done, photo research intern.
      Ronald Malozi
      • 1 Year Ago
      With all the dead pigs, fish, ducks floating in all the rivers creating a bio hazard, slaughtering animals in the market streets, people walking in blood, trash, excrement, bringing it in their homes, kids walking around putting fingers in mouths, touching everything. No wonder most, if not all, flu's are started there. Who would want to expose themselves to that nasty environment by visiting that place?
      MrWhopee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, if she got the flu, it's clear why. She needs to dress more warmly!
      Michael Page
      • 1 Year Ago
      That model sure does love red bull.
      Lunch
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who in their right mind would want to go to Shanghai with a zillion people trapped inside a closed convention center? Yuck.
      Ramiro Leonardo Pina
      http://static.diario.latercera.com/201110/1388812.jpg You are welcome!
        Muttons
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ramiro Leonardo Pina
        Wow, she's looking... not nearly as good as she looked in small form. And by the way, nice lace diapers.
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      If birds looked like that, I'd gladly catch the flu!
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      And not a single fcuk was given that day.
      VDuB
      • 1 Year Ago
      wa wa wee wa
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is one good looking bird I don't mind getting infected by.
      Marybeth
      • 1 Year Ago
      F1 is in Shanghai this weekend. I hope that they brought a lot of peanut butter & jelly with them. :)
      Hossi Blumengaarten
      • 1 Year Ago
      need more pictures of the girl!
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