Volume 19, Number 11—November 2013
Huakun Lv1, Jiankang Han1, Peng Zhang, Ye Lu, Dong Wen, Jian Cai, Shelan Liu, Jimin Sun, Zhao Yu, Heng Zhang, Zhenyu Gong, Enfu Chen, and Zhiping Chen
Author affiliations: Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Hangzhou, China (H. Lv, Y. Lu, J. Cai, S. Liu, J. Sun, Z. Yu, Z. Gong, E. Chen, Z. Chen); Huzhou Municipal Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Huzhou, China (J. Han, P. Zhang, D. Wen); the 11th Chinese Field Epidemiology Training Program, Beijing, China (H. Zhang)
AbstractDuring April 2013 in China, mild respiratory symptoms developed in 1/61 workers who had culled influenza A(H7N9) virus–infected poultry. Laboratory testing confirmed A(H7N9) infection in the worker and showed that the virus persisted longer in sputum than pharyngeal swab samples. Pharyngeal swab samples from the other workers were negative for A(H7N9) virus.
Full Article: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/19/11/13-0717_article.htm