Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Medical conferences spotlight #H7N9 threat

May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013 (CIDRAP News) – Science and preparedness discussions in the wake of China's H7N9 avian flu outbreak took the stage at two medical meetings today, with experts uneasy about how the virus has behaved so far and questioning its source and if the threat to humans can be contained. 

A panel of top influenza experts aired their concerns today in a live webcast from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) annual meeting in Denver, in advance of their presentations at a late-breaking session today. H7N9 was also on the agenda at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, where experts and policymakers addressed the risk. 

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