A nurse taking care of an H7N9-contracted patient in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province. Growing panic over the new strain of bird flu has sparked panic buying of ban lan gen, a perceived cure. Photo: Xinhua

Bird flu cure claim sparks rush for herbal root

Experts say advice is irresponsible as there is no evidence herb is effective against strain

Topic |   H7N9 virus
A nurse taking care of an H7N9-contracted patient in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province. Growing panic over the new strain of bird flu has sparked panic buying of ban lan gen, a perceived cure. Photo: Xinhua
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