China report H7N9 avian influenza human infections.

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The China Health and Family Planning Commission has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of three cases of human infection with influenza A(H7N9). 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.

Further information on the cases is available from WHO here

WHO is in contact with the national authorities in China and is following the event closely. It will issue updates as new information becomes available.

WHO, Frequently Asked Questions on human infection with A(H7N9) avian influenza virus, China available here