Human infection with influenza A(H7N9) in China

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The cases were laboratory confirmed on 29 March by China CDC. Laboratory testing for influenza A(H3N2), A (H1N1)pdm09 and A(H5N1), as well as for novel coronavirus, has been negative.

On 3rd April, 2013 WHO, reported the total number of confirmed cases of human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus in China as seven, including two deaths. For up to date information on the current case numbers and the WHO assessment of the situation please see here.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has published a rapid risk assessment of the situation, see here.

Further information:
WHO, Frequently Asked Questions on human infection with A(H7N9) avian influenza virus, China

Bird flu (Avian Influenza) information leaflet