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Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
Chicken market

Detailing recent H7N9 cases, WHO notes 3 clusters

The agency says there's still no evidence H7N9 has gained capacity for sustained spread.

Mar 01, 2017

Mar 01, 2017
Tamiflu (oseltamivir)

WHO: H7N9 antiviral resistance likely arose after treatment

Officials said the shifts haven't changed the epidemiologic or clinical patterns in people.

Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
sequencing background

WHO analysis spotlights resistance in H7N9 gene changes

So far there's no sign that H7N9 epidemiology is changing for humans, but for poultry, the virus has become more deadly.

Feb 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017
China Premiere Li Keqiang

H7N9 surge in China prompts high-level call for market closures

China's premier urges officials in affected areas to shutter live-poultry markets.

Feb 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017
Poultry on a bike trailer

China confirms high-path H7N9 in market poultry

For the first time in China, the high-path strain of H7N9 has been detected in live market poultry.

Feb 20, 2017

Feb 20, 2017
DNA test

H7N9 analyses hint at genetic mutations, drug resistance

Analyses of samples from China and Taiwan hint at resistance to antiviral drugs.

Feb 16, 2017

Feb 16, 2017
Roosters and chickens

H7N9 infections continue to climb in China

The 61 new infections reported last week push the mainland's total to at least 419 cases.

Feb 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017
Chickens heading  to market

China now in its worst H7N9 avian flu season on record

Since November China has totaled at least 347 H7N9 avian flu cases.

Jan 23, 2017

Jan 23, 2017
Poultry market

As China's H7N9 total climbs, WHO's Chan warns of threat

The 111 cases reported in the first half of January have already topped December's total.

Jan 19, 2017

Jan 19, 2017
Holding a chicken

Chinese team posts analysis of early, sudden H7N9 spike

In some hard-hit areas, sampling of poultry environments in December showed increased virus levels compared with that time in past waves.

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