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Jan 05, 2017

Jan 05, 2017
Roosters at market

H7N9 activity intensifies in China with 16 more cases

China has now confirmed 38 cases this season, compared with 10 at this point last season.

Jan 09, 2017

Jan 09, 2017
Live-poultry market

H7N9 surge in China puts cases over last season's total

The 128 cases in China and Hong Kong this season top last season's total of 118 infections.

Jan 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017
H7N9 investigators

H7N9 sickens 11 more in China; two clusters noted in earlier cases

The fast pace of newly reported illnesses during China's 5th wave of illness has already topped last season's total.

Jan 19, 2017

Jan 19, 2017
Holding a chicken

Chinese team posts analysis of early, sudden H7N9 spike

In some hard-hit areas, sampling of poultry environments in December showed increased virus levels compared with that time in past waves.

Jan 23, 2017

Jan 23, 2017
Poultry market

As China's H7N9 total climbs, WHO's Chan warns of threat

The 111 cases reported in the first half of January have already topped December's total.

Feb 16, 2017

Feb 16, 2017
Roosters and chickens

H7N9 infections continue to climb in China

The 61 new infections reported last week push the mainland's total to at least 419 cases.

Feb 20, 2017

Feb 20, 2017
DNA test

H7N9 analyses hint at genetic mutations, drug resistance

Analyses of samples from China and Taiwan hint at resistance to antiviral drugs.

Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
sequencing background

WHO analysis spotlights resistance in H7N9 gene changes

So far there's no sign that H7N9 epidemiology is changing for humans, but for poultry, the virus has become more deadly.

Feb 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017
Mandarin ducks

Hungary, Romania report more H5N8 as Korea details H5N6 virus

H5N8 has now been confirmed in 40 countries, and South Korean scientists shared genetic findings from a recent H5N6 isolate.

Mar 07, 2017

Mar 07, 2017

Avian Flu Scan for Mar 07, 2017

H7N9 cases in China, Hong Kong
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