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Apr 30, 2013

Apr 30, 2013

China reports one more H7N9 case as experts gauge risks

(CIDRAP News) – China reported one more novel H7N9 flu infection today, in a 58-year-old man from Fujian province, as experts in Hong Kong and the mainland aired their latest thinking on the potential risks to people and poultry.

Apr 29, 2013

Apr 29, 2013

H7N9 found in China's Hunan province as outbreak grows to 126

(CIDRAP News) – The reach and number of H7N9 infections in China continued to expand over the past 3 days, with Hunan province reporting its first case and four others reporting six more, lifting the outbreak's total to 126, according to the latest official and media reports.

Apr 26, 2013

Apr 26, 2013

Fujian province cites first H7N9 case as total reaches 119

(CIDRAP News) – Fujian province today reported its first H7N9 influenza case—the ninth area of eastern China to be affected by the virus—as other provinces reported six more infections, raising the outbreak total to 119.

In a pattern seen throughout the outbreak so far, most of the newly reported cases are in men, and many of the patients are older.

Apr 26, 2013

Experts: Past exposures may help explain H7N9 age profile

(CIDRAP News) – Taking a cue from curious findings noted during the 2009 influenza pandemic, Canadian researchers are suggesting that past exposure to distantly related viruses may help explain why the age curve in H7N9 cases is so skewed to the older side.

Apr 26, 2013

CDC: Labs take lead role in H7N9 preparedness

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued an update on routine preparedness steps it is taking to protect the country if the novel H7N9 virus in China starts spreading among humans.

Apr 25, 2013

Apr 25, 2013

China reports three more H7N9 cases; total to 112

(CIDRAP News) – Two of China's provinces today reported three more H7N9 influenza infections, while another province awaits test results for what may be its first case, according to official and media reports today.


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