Global & Disaster Medicine

H7N9 viruses are rare 2nd warning of public health threat

Cell Research

“…Each year since 2013, H7N9 outbreaks have recurred in ‘waves’; over the course of 5 waves, 1 624 human cases including 612 deaths have been confirmed, resulting in a case fatality rate of 39%; though the virus was not pathogenic for poultry. The 5th wave in 2017 has been the most severe and has caused more human infections than any earlier wave….”


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