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Monday, January 20, 2014
China CDC: #H7N9 virus is not important mutate
Translation [bolding, editing below is mine]
Central Broadcasting Network Beijing January 20 news (reporter Feng Huiling), according to Voice of China "National Network News" reported that the Chinese Center for Disease Control's latest statistics show that as of January 19, around 199 cases of confirmed H7N9 cases.Experts said that at present the virus is still no significant variation occurred.
Chinese Feng Zijian, deputy director of the CDC, said, H7N9 virus either from the epidemiology or virology, are currently found no significant variation.
Feng Zijian: one is the ability to communicate is not more easily transmitted from birds to humans, is not it easier person to person?This has not changed, with seeing the same situation last year; second is independent of the variation is not more powerful?Lead to more serious after the onset?Severe cases and deaths occur more of?This situation did not occur.Independent nor mutate; third is to see there is no antiviral drug resistance mutation.It still is alkyl resistant class of drugs, the neuraminidase inhibitors of drug sensitive.We are concerned about the variability of the three aspects are not new changes.
Currently H7N9 is still a sporadic, Zhejiang, Guangdong and other southern provinces relatively high.Professor Zeng Guang, chief China CDC epidemiology experts believe that the virus occurred in areas which have a certain chance.
Zeng Guang: where this happened, and sometimes there is some chance, it is the local ecosystem was first infected, the infection does not eliminate the entire factors, it may be a little more patient.If this is in Guangdong, the Guangdong period of time that more is with the climate, with the spread of a relationship.