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2 May 2013 -
As of 2 May 2013 (16:00 CET), the National Health and Family
Planning Commission, China notified WHO of an additional two
laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza
The first patient is a 58-year-old man from Fujian province
who became ill on 21 April 2013 and the second patient is a 69-year-old
man from Hunan province who became ill on 23 April 2013.
Additionally, two patients earlier reported have died.
To date, a total of 128 laboratory-confirmed cases of human
infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus including 26 deaths have
been reported to WHO. Contacts of the confirmed cases are being closely
The authorities in the affected locations continue to implement prevention and control measures.
Investigations into the possible sources of infection and
reservoirs of the virus are ongoing. Until the source of infection has
been identified and controlled, it is expected that there will be
further cases of human infection with the virus.
So far, there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.
WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry with
regard to this event, nor does it recommend that any travel or trade
restrictions be applied.