Tuesday, May 28, 2013
China reports no new #H7N9 bird flu cases for second week
China's National Health and Family Planning Commission said laboratory tests had found no new cases of avian influenza between May 8 and 4 p.m. local time on Monday. H7N9 is a relatively new strain that had never before been transmitted to humans until an outbreak in eastern China in February.
Health authorities have reported a total of 131 laboratory-confirmed cases, all but one of them in China, since the outbreak began. It remains unclear how the virus is spreading, but experts have previously suggested that the original virus may have mutated to allow it to infect poultry and birds without generating symptoms but sickening humans.
Posted by Commonground at 11:16 AM