As of Wednesday, China has reported 82 human infections of H7N9, including 17 deaths. About 40 percent of the patients had no contact with poultry or environments where birds were located, previous epidemiological studies found. It remains a mystery how they became infected, Zeng said. China’s top health authority confirmed that a family infected by H7N9 in Shanghai might involve human-to-human transmission of H7N9 The family involves two brothers and their 87-year-old father, who died [...]
#H7N9 – 63 cases, 14 deaths. Google map with details. Journal Nature article states flu poised to spread
Human cases of H7N9 bird flu reported in China. As of 8 pm, April 15, there are a total of 63 confirmed cases, including 14 deaths. Click on the link below and then onto each balloon for more information on individual patients infected: blue, patients infected with the H7N9 virus under treatment; red, those infected with H7N9 who have died; yellow, those who have fully recovered; and pink, those infected other types of the Influenza [...]
#H7N9 – ECDC releases risk assessment. 63 cases, 14 deaths, 1 carrier. Great website to bookmark for reliable info. China says eat chicken?
ECDC Risk Assessment ECDC has issued an excellent white paper risk assessment on the H7N9 outbreak in China. It includes an thoughtful history, risk assessment and recommendations. You can download it by clicking on the link below…. http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/influenza-A%28H7N9%29-China-rapid-risk-assessment-4-april-2013.pdf Virology “Down Under” – Great Resource! I stumbled onto a fabulous website called Virology “Down Under” maintained by Ian M. Mackay. He is a Group Leader and adjunct Associate Professor (Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health [...]
#H7N9 – WHO launches a dedicated website for H7N9. China invites four flu experts to assist. 4 yr old boy with in Beijing asymptomatic H7N9
Sunday WHO launched a dedicated website for H7N9. 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 [...]