New H7N9 Bird Flu Kills 45 in China

New H7N9 Bird Flu Kills 45 in China

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The Chinese News Agency has reported (Aug 2013) that the new, H7N9 strain of Bird Flu has killed 45 people on the Chinese mainland since the first human infection was confirmed in late March.


A total of 135 cases of H7N9 infections have been confirmed, with 45 of these proving fatal to date (33% mortality).

Wang Yu, the director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said:

"There are still many unknown conditions relating to the H7N9 bird flu virus as well as diseases that might result from it, and the risks of pandemic influenza caused by a new type of avian influenza virus should not be underestimated."  

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2013-08/15/c_132633096.htm

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