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China Reports 24 More H7N9 Avian Flu Cases, 9 Fatal

08 May 2017

CHINA - China continues to see a steady pace of new H7N9 avian flu infections late into the season, with 24 cases reported over the past week, including at least one from a province that had never reported one before.

Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) typically publishes a report in English on the most recent week's worth of cases from the mainland, but today the only hint of a weekly total came in a report in Chinese from Xinhua, China's state news agency.

CIDRAP reports that last week's total reflects an increase from 17 reported from China the previous week.

Citing Chinese national health officials, the report said the 24 cases were reported between 28 April and 4 May and that 9 of the infections were fatal. A translation of the Xinhua report was posted by FluTrackers, an infectious disease news message board. The report offered no other details about the newly infected patients or the affected provinces.

Read the full article on the Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) website here.

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