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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 19, 2013

Apr 19, 2013

Four more hospitalized with H7N9 in China

(CIDRAP News) – Health authorities in China today reported four more H7N9 influenza cases, as more information emerged about the extent and investigation of three family clusters.

Apr 18, 2013

Apr 18, 2013

New cases move China's H7N9 total to 87

(CIDRAP News) – Three provinces of China and the city of Shanghai reported five more H7N9 influenza infections today, as researchers in Europe shared more clues about the behavior of the novel virus and the best way to detect it.

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 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 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 13, 2013

Apr 13, 2013

Close-contact infection reported as China's H7N9 tally reaches 49

(CIDRAP News) – China today reported the first H7N9 influenza infection in a contact of an earlier confirmed case, along with four other new cases, bumping the country's illness total from the new virus to 49.

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.

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.

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