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China Reports 23 More H7N9 Cases, 7 Fatal

16 May 2017

CHINA - Reports of new H7N9 avian flu cases in China continued at a steady pace in the week before last, with 23 more cases reported.

According to CIDRAP, many of the new cases are in the north, which has reported a late-season surge, according to an update today from Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP).

China is in its fifth and by far largest wave of H7N9 illnesses, a season that has been marked by a shift to a highly pathogenic form of the virus in poultry and a wider distribution of human cases beyond the poultry production areas of the southeastern provinces.

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

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