H7N9 Avian Influenza

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Feb 19, 2020

News Scan for Feb 19, 2020

MERS case in Qatar
Salmonella fruit outbreak
Long-term H7N9 flu prognosis
Sep 27, 2018

Flu Scan for Sep 27, 2018

Flu vaccine protection in seniors
Bivalent avian flu vaccine in poultry
Sep 06, 2018

Flu Scan for Sep 06, 2018

Flu, colds implicated in NYC fliers
CDC peramivir stockpile contract
Topical cream vaccine boost trial
WHO on 6th H7N9 wave
Aug 21, 2018

News Scan for Aug 21, 2018

HPV and cervical cancer
H7N9 in smuggled poultry
Jun 01, 2018

News Scan for Jun 01, 2018

CDC flu risk assessment
Zika in body fluids
Polio in Afghanistan
H7N9 in Chinese poultry
Mar 19, 2018

Flu Scan for Mar 19, 2018

H7N9 avian flu vaccine trials
H9N2 cases in China
US-South Korea AI trade deal
Feb 12, 2018

News Scan for Feb 12, 2018

H7N9 case in China
Cell-based flu vaccine
NIH drug funding
Jan 24, 2018

Flu Scan for Jan 24, 2018

Flu vaccination and TB
Nanoparticle universal flu vaccine
Jan 12, 2018

News Scan for Jan 12, 2018

H7N9 death in China
Fluarix Quad for babies
Avian flu outbreaks
Vaccine-linked polio in DRC
Dec 15, 2017

News Scan for Dec 15, 2017

E coli lettuce outbreak
Netherlands detects H5N6
H7N9 and market closures
Yellow fever in Brazil, Peru
Polio in Pakistan, Syria

Resources & Literature

Resources

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Last updated Oct 8, 2014

Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) Resources

H7N9 PDF of epidemiologic curve, other case graphs, and map
PowerPoint slides of the H7N9 graphs and map

 

 


Latest Case Information

Frequently updated case list from FluTrackers
Graphs, charts, maps, and other info from FluTrackers
Healthmap.org (search for H7N9 near top)
Disease outbreak news from WHO
Graphs, charts, maps, and other info from Virology Down Under
Google case map compiled by South China Morning Post
H7N9 infographic from Bloomberg News
Genetic analysis of virus from The Lancet (May 1, 2013)

Health Agency Documents

World Health Organization (WHO)

H7N9 page
Risk assessment (Jul 4, 2013)
H7N9 overview (May 31, 2013)
Latest case update (May 29, 2013)
Candidate vaccine viruses (May 26, 2014)
Joint mission report (May 18, 2013)
Lab guidance (May 10, 2013)
Surveillance recommendations (May 10, 2013)
Frequently asked questions (Feb 14, 2014)
Preliminary assessments of age and sex distribution (Apr 22, 2013)
RT-PCR protocol for H7N9 detection (Apr 15, 2013)
Background and summary (Apr 5, 2013)
Weekly report

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

H7N9 page (updated Feb 12, 2014)

Frequently asked questions
 (Sep 9, 2014)
Interim guidance on case definitions (Jan 10, 2014)
Study on risk factors (Jun 17, 2014)
Top 10 pandemic response planning tips (May 30, 2013)

Emergence of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus causing severe human illness (May 10, 2013)
Testing recommendations for possible H7N9 infection in US (Jan 24, 2014)
H7N9 images

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

H7N9 page

Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP)
Avian influenza page

Weekly avian influenza report

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

H7N9 page
Daily updates
Frequently asked questions
Research highlights
Health tips for travelers

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Risk assessment (Jan 27, 2014)
Epidemiologic update (Feb 7, 2014)
Case definition and case finding algorithm (Apr 26, 2013)
Genetic analysis from Euro Surveill (Apr 18, 2013)
Detection and clinical validation guidance from Euro Surveill (Apr 18, 2013)
Avian influenza page                                                                                                                                        Laboratory preparedness in EU/EEA for detection of H7N9 from Euro Surveill (Jan 30, 2014)

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

H7N9 page 
Travel health notice (Feb 17, 2014)
Public health notice (Oct 8, 2014)
Risk assessment (Oct 8, 2014)
Infection prevention and control guidance (Jun 24, 2013)
Biosafety advisory (Mar 17, 2014)

Public Health England (PHE)

Guidance for possible cases in travelers

World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

Frequently asked questions
Statement on key role of live-bird markets (Apr 30, 2013)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Frequently asked questions (May 27, 2013)

American Public Health Association (APHA)

What you should know now (Apr 19, 2013 blog post)

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World Health Organization (@WHO)

 

Recent Literature

Chen J, Zhu H, Horby PW, et al. Specificity, kinetics and longevity of antibody responses to avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection in humans. J Infect 2020 (published online Jan 16)

Chen Y, Cheng J, Xu Z, et al. Live poultry market closure and avian influenza A (H7N9) infection in cities of China, 2013–2017: an ecological study. BMC Infect Dis 2020 (published online May 24)

Ge Y, Chi Y, Min X, et al. The evolution and characterization of influenza A(H7N9) virus under the selective pressure of peramivir. Virology 2019 (published online Aug 6)

Hu Z, Shi L, Xu N, et al. Induction of cross‐group broadly reactive antibody response by natural H7N9 avian influenza virus infection and immunization with inactivated H7N9 vaccine in chickens. Transbound Emerg Dis 2020 (published online Jun 29)

Inui K, Nguyen T, Tsen HJ, et al. A field-deployable insulated isothermal RT-PCR assay for identification of influenza A (H7N9) shows good performance in the laboratory. Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2019 (published online Sep 5)

Jiang W, Hou G, Li J, et al. Antigenic variant of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, China, 2019. (Research letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Dec 19)

Li J, Chen C, Wei J, et al. Delayed peak of human infections and ongoing reassortment of H7N9 avian influenza virus in the newly affected western Chinese provinces during wave five. Int J Infect Dis 2019 (published online Sep 6)

Tangh J, Zhang J, Zhou J, et al. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H7N9 viruses with reduced susceptibility to neuraminidase inhibitors showed comparable replication capacity to their sensitive counterparts. Virol J 2019 Jul 2;16:87

Wang Q, Xu K, Xie W, et al. Seroprevalence of H7N9 infection among humans: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2020 (published online Mar 10)

Wang W, Artois J, Wang X, et al. Effectiveness of live poultry market interventions on human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, China. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 May;26(5)

Wu L, Mitake H, Kiso M, et al. Characterization of H7N9 avian influenza viruses isolated from duck meat products. Transbound Emerg Dis 2019 (published online Oct 25)

Yang Y, Shen C, Li J, et al. Clinical and virological characteristics of human infections with H7N9 avian influenza virus in Shenzhen, China, 2013-2017. J Infect 2019 (published online Jul 30)

Yao L, Wang GL, Chen LL, et al. Persistence of H7N9 virus antibody response 2 years after infection. Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2019 (published online Dec 19)

Zhou L, Li Q, Uyeki TM. Estimated incubation period and serial interval for human-to-human influenza A(H7N9) virus transmission. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jul 2)

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