H7N9 Avian Influenza

Recent News

Jun 16, 2017

News Scan for Jun 16, 2017

Fatal Saudi MERS case
H7N9 infections
Polio in Afghanistan
Cholera in Sudan, Yemen
Jun 15, 2017

Flu Scan for Jun 15, 2017

H7N9 mutation threats
Repeat flu vaccination
Avian flu in 3 nations
Jun 09, 2017

Increase reported in H7N9 avian flu cases in China

Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection confirms 12 H7N9 cases reported this week.

Jun 05, 2017
Man carrying chckens

Analysis of H7N9 in China finds age, geographic shifts

Reassuringly, the disease doesn't seem more severe than in the earlier 4 waves.

Jun 02, 2017
ICU patient

China H7N9 total grows by 8; studies detail virus mutations

Cases are down slightly from the 9 reported last week.

Jun 01, 2017

News Scan for Jun 01, 2017

H7N9 in another China province
Pertussis vaccine and infants
Sapovirus outbreak variant
May 31, 2017
Ducks close up

DRC reports its first high-path H5 avian flu outbreaks

Italy, China, and the Netherlands also report outbreaks caused by various strains.

May 26, 2017
Poultry market

H7N9 cases ebb in China as CDC creates vaccine virus

The number of new H7N9 avian flu cases in China declined again this week, to 9.

May 23, 2017
Federal budget

White House budget proposal spells steep cuts for public health

Though deep cuts aren't likely to be enacted, health groups and experts aired strong concerns.

May 23, 2017

News Scan for May 23, 2017

43 Ebola cases in DRC
Liberia meningococcus outbreak
H7N9 clusters in China
Parents who don't vaccinate
Botulism in nacho cheese

Resources & Literature

Resources

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Last updated Oct 8, 2014

Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) Resources

H7N9 PDF of epidemiologic curve, other case graphs, and map
PowerPoint slides of the H7N9 graphs and map

 

 


Latest Case Information

Frequently updated case list from FluTrackers
Graphs, charts, maps, and other info from FluTrackers
Case table and other info from Flu Wiki
Healthmap.org (search for H7N9 near top)
Disease outbreak news from WHO
Graphs, charts, maps, and other info from Virology Down Under
Google case map compiled by South China Morning Post
H7N9 infographic from Bloomberg News
Genetic analysis of virus from The Lancet (May 1, 2013)

Health Agency Documents

World Health Organization (WHO)

H7N9 page
Risk assessment (Jul 4, 2013)
H7N9 overview (May 31, 2013)
Latest case update (May 29, 2013)
Candidate vaccine viruses (May 26, 2014)
Joint mission report (May 18, 2013)
Lab guidance (May 10, 2013)
Surveillance recommendations (May 10, 2013)
Frequently asked questions (Feb 14, 2014)
Preliminary assessments of age and sex distribution (Apr 22, 2013)
RT-PCR protocol for H7N9 detection (Apr 15, 2013)
Background and summary (Apr 5, 2013)
Weekly report

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

H7N9 page (updated Feb 12, 2014)
                                                                                                                           Frequently asked questions (Sep 9, 2014)
                                                                                                       Interim guidance on case definitions (Jan 10, 2014)
                                                                                          Study on risk factors (Jun 17, 2014)                                                                                                                    Top 10 pandemic response planning tips (May 30, 2013)
                                                                                   Emergence of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus causing severe human illness (May 10, 2013)                     Interim guidance for healthcare professionals (Jan 23, 2014)                                                                       Interim antiviral guidance (Sep 30, 2013)                                                                                                             Interim guidance on chemoprophylaxis with antiviral medications (Sep 30, 2013)                                 Testing recommendations for possible H7N9 infection in US (Jan 24, 2014)                                               H7N9 images

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

H7N9 page

Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP)
Avian influenza page

Weekly avian influenza report

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

H7N9 page
Daily updates
Frequently asked questions
Research highlights
Health tips for travelers

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Risk assessment (Jan 27, 2014)
Epidemiologic update (Feb 7, 2014)
Case definition and case finding algorithm (Apr 26, 2013)
Genetic analysis from Euro Surveill (Apr 18, 2013)
Detection and clinical validation guidance from Euro Surveill (Apr 18, 2013)
Avian influenza page                                                                                                                                        Laboratory preparedness in EU/EEA for detection of H7N9 from Euro Surveill (Jan 30, 2014)

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

H7N9 page 
Travel health notice (Feb 17, 2014)
Public health notice (Oct 8, 2014)
Risk assessment (Oct 8, 2014)
Infection prevention and control guidance (Jun 24, 2013)

Biosafety advisory (Mar 17, 2014)

Public Health England (PHE)

Guidance for possible cases in travelers

World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

Frequently asked questions
Statement on key role of live-bird markets (Apr 30, 2013)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Frequently asked questions (May 27, 2013)

American Public Health Association (APHA)

What you should know now (Apr 19, 2013 blog post)

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Recent Literature

Bahl K, Senn JJ, Yuzhakov O, et al. Preclinical and clinical demonstration of immunogenicity by mRNA vaccines against H10N8 and H7N9 influenza viruses. Mol Ther 2017 (published online Apr 27)

Cui B, Liao Q, Lam WWT, et al. Avian influenza A/H7N9 risk perception information trust and adoption of protective behaviours among poultry farmers in Jiangsu Province, China. BMC Public Health 2017 May 18;17:463

de Vries RP, Peng W, Grant OC, et al. Three mutations switch H7N9 influenza to human-type receptor specificity. PLoS Pathog 2017 Jun 15;13(6):e1006390

Huo X, Chen L, Qi X, et al. Significantly elevated number of human infections with H7N9 virus in Jiangsu in eastern China, October 2016 to January 2017. Euro Surveill 2017 Mar 30;22(13):pii=30496

Iuliano AD, Jang Y, Jones J, et al. Increase in human infections with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus during the fifth epidemic — China, October 2016-February 2017. MMWR 2017 Mar 3;66(Early release)

Kwok KO, Riley S, Perera RAPM, et al. Relative incidence and individual-level severity of seasonal influenza A H3N2 compared with 2009 pandemic H1N1. BMC Infect Dis 2017 May 11;17:337

Lin X, Zhang D, Wang X, et al. Attitudes of consumers and live-poultry workers to central slaughtering in controlling H7N9: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 2017 May 26;17:517

Liu WJ, Tan S, Zhao M, et al. Cross-immunities against avian influenza H7N9 virus in the healthy population affected by antigenicity-dependent substitutions. J Infect Dis 2016 (published online Oct 12)

Madan A, Segall N, Ferguson M, et al. Immunogenicity and safety of an AS03-adjuvanted H7N9 pandemic influenza vaccine in a randomized trial in healthy adults. J Infect Dis 2016 (published online Sep 7)

Wang X, Jiang H, Wu P, et al. Epidemiology of avian influenza A H7N9 virus in human beings across five epidemics in mainland China, 2013-17: an epidemiological study of laboratory-confirmed case series. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun 2)

Xiang N, Bai T, Kang K, et al. Sero-epidemiologic study of influenza A(H7N9) infection among exposed populations, China 2013-2014. Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2016 (published online Oct 20)

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