(CIDRAP News) – In a new perspective article today, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the puzzling preponderance of older men among H7N9 influenza patients in China and suggested that studying the habits of elderly Chinese men may help provide some answers.
(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.
(CIDRAP News) – Infections with the novel H7N9 avian flu virus have hospitalized three more people in China, with one additional fatality reported, nudging the overall total to 108 cases and 22 deaths.
(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.
(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health professionals said in a detailed account today of H7N9 flu cases that about three fourths of patients had underlying medical conditions, and the same percentage had been exposed to animals, including chickens.
(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.
(CIDRAP News) – A genetic comparison of an H7N9 virus from a critically ill Chinese patient with a chicken H7N9 isolate from one of the markets he likely visited showed close similarity, providing the strongest evidence yet that market poultry are a source of the virus, a Chinese research team reported today.
(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.