Sunday WHO launched a dedicated website for H7N9.

WHO new dedicated website

WHO new dedicated website

http://www.who.int/influenza/human_animal_interface/influenza_h7n9/en/index.html

Experts Off to China

Bloomberg News reported that the Chinese government has invited four international flu experts to come to China to help authorities respond to the country’s widening bird-flu emergency. The team will arrive on about April 17 to offer technical advice. They include:

  • Nancy Cox, director of the flu division at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta
  • Anne Kelso, director of a World Health Organization flu research center in Melbourne
  • Malik Peiris from the University of Hong Kong
  • Angus Nicoll, head of the Stockholm-based European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control’s flu program

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-14/china-said-to-invite-four-flu-experts-as-disease-outbreak-widens.html

Possible Four Year Old Boy – Asymptomatic H7N9

China news reports a four year old boy has a case of asymptomatic H7N9. Translating from Sina news sources, Beijing Municipal Health Bureau, confirmed that a 4-year-old boy. Has the H7N9 avian flu virus but currently has no clinical symptoms.

Chinese news reports asymptomatic child

Chinese news reports asymptomatic child

http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-04-15/032726825501.shtml