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20 April 2013 Update - Human Infection with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus in China

As of April 20, 2013 (16:00 Beijing Time), additional five cases of human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus were laboratory confirmed (16:00 April 19-16:00 April 20 Beijing Time). One case is  from Shanghai, one from Jiangsu and the other three from Zhejiang.

To date, a total of 96 cases have been laboratory confirmed with influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China, including 9 recovered and discharged, 69 in hospitalization and 18 deaths. These cases are distributed over 6 provinces/municipalities, including Beijing (1 case, 0 death), Shanghai (33 cases, 11 deaths), Jiangsu (23 cases, 3 death), Zhejiang (33 cases, 3 deaths), Anhui (3 cases, 1 death) and Henan (3 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.

 

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