April 6, 2013
Chinese health authorities said on Saturday that the
country's 16 confirmed H7N9 cases were isolated and there has been no
sign of human-to-human transmission.
As of 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 people had been confirmed as infected by
H7N9 bird flu, and six of them had died, said the National Health and
Family Planning Commission in a brief statement posted online.
Six cases, including four deaths, were reported in Shanghai, and
three cases, including two deaths, were reported in east China's
Elsewhere, Jiangsu Province reported six cases and Anhui Province one case.
The statement said no epidemiological link between those cases has been identified to date.