Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Canada monitoring as number of #H7N9 bird flu cases mount

TORONTO The number of H7N9 bird flu infections continues to climb rapidly in China.

The Public Health Agency of Canada's director general for immunization and respiratory infectious diseases said Canada is monitoring the situation in China, and continues work on an update of the national pandemic preparedness plan that was begun in the aftermath of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.

"We're very interested and watching very carefully what is going on in China," Dr. John Spika said Monday in an interview. 

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