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May 06, 2009

Apr 01, 2013

Apr 01, 2013

China reports three H7N9 infections, two fatal

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials yesterday announced three severe respiratory infections, two of them fatal, from H7N9 influenza, a subtype that has not been known to infect humans before.

Apr 02, 2013

Apr 02, 2013

China reports 4 more H7N9 infections

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials today reported that the H7N9 influenza virus has been detected in four more people, all in critical condition, raising the number of patients infected with the new strain to seven.

Apr 03, 2013

Apr 03, 2013

Two more H7N9 cases cited; virus may be adapting to mammals

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese authorities reported two more human illnesses caused by the H7N9 avian influenza strain today, one of them fatal, as experts said genetic evidence suggests that the virus may be starting to adapt to mammals.

Apr 04, 2013

Apr 04, 2013

China reports more H7N9 cases, deaths; virus may be in pigeons

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials today reported five more human infections, along with two more deaths, from the H7N9 avian influenza virus, which media reports said has now been detected in samples from pigeons at an agricultural market in Shanghai.

The latest reports appeared to raise the total number of cases to 14, with 6 deaths. .

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 05, 2013

CDC working on vaccine, tests for novel H7N9 virus

(CIDRAP News) – US health officials said today they are working on a potential vaccine and diagnostic tests for the novel H7N9 influenza strain in China and are warning clinicians to be alert, but they emphasized that they see no signs that the virus is spreading from person to person.

Apr 08, 2013

Apr 08, 2013

China's H7N9 outbreak total grows to 24

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials have reported eight more H7N9 infections, one of them fatal, since Apr 5, most of them men age 55 and older, including two who had mild infections.

All of them are from the same areas of eastern China that have already reported cases. Five are from Shanghai, two are from neighboring Jiangsu province, and one patient is from Anhui province. The new cases lift the total to 24 infections, 7 of them fatal.

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