Global & Disaster Medicine

A surge of H7N9 avian flu activity in China that began in December shows no sign of tailing off, with 61 new cases reported last week, pushing the mainland’s total to at least 419 cases—100 more than the previous high reported during the second wave in 2013-14.

CIDRAP

“According to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 90 per cent of the patients in the Mainland reported exposure to live poultry, mostly with exposure to live poultry markets (LPMs). There was also an increase in environmental contamination with H7N9 virus as reflected by the positive rate of environmental samples collected from LPMs or other live poultry-related environments in affected provinces,” the spokesman said.”

 


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