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Apr 05, 2013

Apr 05, 2013

China confirms H7N9 in poultry, more human cases

(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.

Apr 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013

China eyes birds as H7N9 source as human cases rise to 33

(CIDRAP News) – Five more H7N9 influenza infections have been confirmed in eastern China, all in older adults, while suspicions grow that wild birds may be the source and that the disease might be spreading to people through poultry environments.

Apr 11, 2013

Apr 11, 2013

China reports five more H7N9 cases, one fatal

(CIDRAP News) – New reports of H7N9 avian influenza cases from eastern China continued at a steady pace today, with five more infections and one death confirmed by officials in Shanghai and Jiangsu province.

Apr 16, 2013

Apr 16, 2013

China reports 14 more H7N9 infections, 2 fatal

(CIDRAP News) – The eastern China epicenter of the H7N9 avian flu outbreak reported 14 new cases today, along with two more deaths, moving the total to 78 cases, 16 of them fatal.

Apr 17, 2013

Apr 17, 2013

H7N9 sickens 5 more in China; family cluster suspected

(CIDRAP News) – The number of people infected with H7N9 influenza in China grew by five today, with Shanghai and Zhejiang province reporting fresh cases, and news reports described an H7N9 family cluster apparently linked to one of the outbreak's first confirmed cases.

The five new cases announced today are all in adults. Three are seniors, two are younger adults, and all are hospitalized, according to official and media sources.

Apr 22, 2013

Apr 22, 2013

Shandong province reports first H7N9 case

(CIDRAP News) – The novel H7N9 virus has been detected in a 36-year-old Shandong province man, the area's first case, as health officials reported three more infections and one additional death from already-affected areas.

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.

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.

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