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May 08, 2013

May 08, 2013

Another death in China raises H7N9 fatalities to 32

(CIDRAP News) – Another patient in China has died from an H7N9 influenza infection, raising the number of fatal illnesses to 32, though no new cases were reported today, holding the overall case total to 131.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the death today in an update based on information from China's National Health and Family Planning Commission.

May 03, 2013

May 03, 2013

No new H7N9 cases as clinical, treatment details emerge

(CIDRAP News) – Although no new H7N9 influenza cases or deaths were announced in China today, a team that treated severely ill patients in Shanghai raised questions about the benefits of oseltamivir (Tamiflu), and health groups issued updates on preparedness steps.

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 24, 2013

Apr 24, 2013

Taiwan reports first H7N9 case outside of China

(CIDRAP News) – Taiwan health officials today announced that a 53-year-old man who had recently traveled to China is hospitalized in critical condition with a novel H7N9 infection, the first such case to be detected outside of China.

Apr 19, 2013

Apr 19, 2013

H7N9 mystery: Why does age profile tilt older?

Editor's note: This story was revised on Apr 20, 2013, to correct the number of H5N1 cases that occurred in the same province as H7N9 cases and to correct the time from onset of illness to death in H7N9 cases.

Apr 15, 2013

Apr 15, 2013

China reports 3 new H7N9 cases, 64 total, 14 deaths

(CIDRAP News) – Three provinces in eastern China that have already reported several H7N9 avian flu infections each announced a new case today, bringing the country's total to 64 cases, according to official and media sources.

Apr 14, 2013

Apr 14, 2013

H7N9 spreads to central China as asymptomatic case reported

(CIDRAP News) – In quickly evolving H7N9 influenza developments, the virus has spread to a new part of China—as two illnesses were reported today in Henan province—and Beijing officials have reported the outbreak's first asymptomatic case.

Apr 12, 2013

Apr 12, 2013

New cases push China's H7N9 total to 43

(CIDRAP News) – New reports of H7N9 avian flu infections in China today boosted the total to 43, with 5 more cases: 2 from Shanghai and 3 from neighboring Zhejiang province.

One more death was reported, that of a 74-year-old man from Shanghai whose illness was first announced during the first week of April. The new fatal case pushed China's number of deaths from the novel virus to 11.

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