Gu Suhua writes from Beijing Donald Duck is on the run. The avian flu virus, H7N9, has killed 27 humans and countless thousand chickens, and other fowl. According to the World Health Organisation it is one of the most lethal viruses ever. Poultry markets have shut in Shanghai and other cities. Middle class housewives no longer buy chicken in the supermarkets. The avian flu virus has spread quickly through chicken farms but has so far not surfaced beyond China. Chicken feathers are not very valuable but the Chinese love hens’ feet and wings. So expect a large order from Chinese wholesalers to make up for the loss of so many fowl in the Middle Kingdom. Donald Duck Is Running Scared In China.