Wednesday, January 8, 2014

China and Hong Kong report more H7N9 cases

Health officials today announced three more H7N9 avian flu infections, two in women from separate Chinese provinces and one in a man from Hong Kong who had recently traveled to the mainland, raising the number of 2014 cases to eight.
The pace of new H7N9 infections in China and some of its closest neighbors has been picking up since October, after a hiatus in the outbreak over the late spring and summer months when very few cases were detected. The steady reports of new human cases comes when people in the region are preparing to celebrate and travel for the Lunar New Year holiday at the end of January and into the first few days of February.

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