(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials today reported that the H7N9 influenza virus has been detected in four more people, all in critical condition, raising the number of patients infected with the new strain to seven.
(CIDRAP News) – Chinese authorities reported two more human illnesses caused by the H7N9 avian influenza strain today, one of them fatal, as experts said genetic evidence suggests that the virus may be starting to adapt to mammals.
(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials today reported five more human infections, along with two more deaths, from the H7N9 avian influenza virus, which media reports said has now been detected in samples from pigeons at an agricultural market in Shanghai.
The latest reports appeared to raise the total number of cases to 14, with 6 deaths. .
(CIDRAP News) – US health officials said today they are working on a potential vaccine and diagnostic tests for the novel H7N9 influenza strain in China and are warning clinicians to be alert, but they emphasized that they see no signs that the virus is spreading from person to person.
(CIDRAP News) – Chinese agriculture officials today confirmed the H7N9 virus in chickens and pigeons from Shanghai markets, providing new clues about how humans may have been exposed to the virus, which has since yesterday been detected in two more people.
(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials have reported eight more H7N9 infections, one of them fatal, since Apr 5, most of them men age 55 and older, including two who had mild infections.
All of them are from the same areas of eastern China that have already reported cases. Five are from Shanghai, two are from neighboring Jiangsu province, and one patient is from Anhui province. The new cases lift the total to 24 infections, 7 of them fatal.