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Jan 17, 2014

Jan 17, 2014
Close-up of chicken in pen

H7N9 hospitalizes 6 more in China

Six more H7N9 cases were reported in China today, keeping the pace of infections close to last spring's peak.

Dec 17, 2013

Dec 17, 2013
Chicken in cage

China reports first human case of H10N8 avian flu

A 73-year-old woman in China has died from H10N8 avian flu, the first instance in people.

Dec 10, 2013

Dec 10, 2013
H7N9 Influenza Virus

WHO confirms H7N9 cases as labs track risks

The WHO confirms four cases as scientists assess risks based on genetic monitoring and lab tests.

Dec 06, 2013

Dec 06, 2013
Hong Kong aerial view

Hong Kong and China report new H7N9 cases

Hong Kong detects a second imported H7N9 case, while mainland China reports another.

Jul 25, 2013

Jul 25, 2013
Human lungs

H7N9 study in human airway tissues adds to pandemic concerns

Lab tests show that H7N9 easily infects human lung tissues and cells.

May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013

Researchers find easy development of H7N9 Tamiflu resistance

(CIDRAP News) – Antiviral drugs such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) are useful for treating H7N9 influenza infections, but there are worrisome signs that resistance can easily develop when patients take the drug, which can lead to a poor prognosis, researchers from China and Hong Kong reported today.

May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

Groups take next H7N9 vaccine step amid questions about summer spread

(CIDRAP News) – The steep decline in H7N9 cases in China has influenza experts wondering if poultry market closures have slowed the disease or if the new virus is showing a summerlike decline that other avian flu viruses show, according to the latest assessments today.

May 08, 2013

May 08, 2013

Another death in China raises H7N9 fatalities to 32

(CIDRAP News) – Another patient in China has died from an H7N9 influenza infection, raising the number of fatal illnesses to 32, though no new cases were reported today, holding the overall case total to 131.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the death today in an update based on information from China's National Health and Family Planning Commission.

May 07, 2013

May 07, 2013

Chinese woman's illness lifts H7N9 case total to 131

(CIDRAP News) – A 79-year-old woman from China's Jiangxi province has been hospitalized with H7N9 avian flu, moving the outbreak total to 131 cases, including 31 deaths.

Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP), which cites China's National Health and Family Planning Commission, said in a statement today that the woman is in stable condition and that none of her 11 close contacts has shown symptoms so far.

May 06, 2013

May 06, 2013

H7N9 toll grows to 130 cases, 31 deaths

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials in China reported two new H7N9 infections, both from Fujian province, and four more deaths, boosting the outbreak's total to 130 cases, 31 of them (24%) fatal.

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