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May 03, 2013

May 03, 2013

No new H7N9 cases as clinical, treatment details emerge

(CIDRAP News) – Although no new H7N9 influenza cases or deaths were announced in China today, a team that treated severely ill patients in Shanghai raised questions about the benefits of oseltamivir (Tamiflu), and health groups issued updates on preparedness steps.

May 02, 2013

May 02, 2013

Three deaths lift China's H7N9 fatality count to 27

(CIDRAP News) – Three more people in China have died from severe respiratory infections from the H7N9 virus, pushing the number of deaths so far to 27, according to official and media reports today.

May 01, 2013

May 01, 2013

Second case from Hunan raises H7N9 total to 128

(CIDRAP News) – The new H7N9 avian flu virus has been detected in one more patient in China, a finding that edges the number of cases in the outbreak to 128, which includes 24 deaths.

Apr 30, 2013

Apr 30, 2013

China reports one more H7N9 case as experts gauge risks

(CIDRAP News) – China reported one more novel H7N9 flu infection today, in a 58-year-old man from Fujian province, as experts in Hong Kong and the mainland aired their latest thinking on the potential risks to people and poultry.

Apr 29, 2013

Apr 29, 2013

H7N9 found in China's Hunan province as outbreak grows to 126

(CIDRAP News) – The reach and number of H7N9 infections in China continued to expand over the past 3 days, with Hunan province reporting its first case and four others reporting six more, lifting the outbreak's total to 126, according to the latest official and media reports.

Apr 26, 2013

Apr 26, 2013

Fujian province cites first H7N9 case as total reaches 119

(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.

Apr 25, 2013

Apr 25, 2013

China reports three more H7N9 cases; total to 112

(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.

Apr 23, 2013

Apr 23, 2013

China reports three more H7N9 infections, another death

(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.

Apr 22, 2013

Apr 22, 2013

Shandong province reports first H7N9 case

(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.

Apr 19, 2013

Apr 19, 2013

Four more hospitalized with H7N9 in China

(CIDRAP News) – Health authorities in China today reported four more H7N9 influenza cases, as more information emerged about the extent and investigation of three family clusters.

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