China confirms 6 new H7N9 cases
Chinese health officials today released the country's monthly infectious disease report, which lists 17 H7N9 cases and 7 deaths that occurred during March.
Six of the 17 cases and six deaths listed in China's National Health and Family Planning Commission update had not been previously reported, according to FluTrackers, an infectious disease news message board. No demographic information about the new cases was provided.
Vietnam reports H5N1 avian flu outbreak
Vietnamese officials yesterday reported a new outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
The outbreak began on Apr 1 in a village in Nghe An province's rural district of Quynh Luu in the northern part of the country. Of 200 birds in the village flock, 100 were sickened by the virus and 50 died. The remanning 150 birds were culled to prevent the spread of infection.
The report lists the source of the outbreak as "unknown or inconclusive." Health officials have implemented control measures, such as surveillance, vaccination, and disinfection of affected properties.
Apr 10 OIE report