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Weekly Update (1-6 May 2013) - Human Infection with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus in China

[2013-05-07]

As of May 6, 2013 (16:00 Beijing Time), additional two cases of human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus were laboratory confirmed (16:00 May 1 - 16:00 May 6 Beijing Time). Both cases are from Fujian.

To date, a total of 129 cases have been laboratory confirmed with influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China, including 42 recovered and 31 deaths. These cases are distributed over 39 prefectures/districts of 10 provinces/municipalities, including Beijing (1 case, 0 death), Shanghai (33 cases, 13 deaths), Jiangsu (27 cases, 8 death), Zhejiang (46 cases, 7 deaths), Anhui (4 cases, 2 death), Fujian (5 cases, 0 death), Jiangxi (5 cases, 1 death), Shandong (2 case, 0 death), Henan (4 cases, 0 death) and Hunan (2 cases, 0 death). So far, all confirmed human infections with A(H7N9) are sporadic cases, and there is no evidence of ongoing human-to-human transmission.

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention(China CDC)

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