Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu was found in pigeons, state-run media Xinhua reported today.
The H7N9 virus, or bird flu, has killed six people. It had not previously been found in humans until 14 cases were reported in China this week -- all in a coastal area of eastern China.
No cases of human-to-human transmission have been confirmed so far. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based in Atlanta, says it's working closely with Chinese authorities to find the source of the human infections. Ref. CNN
China can control the outbreak of an avian flu strain newly contracted by humans, according to a senior Chinese health official, speaking a day after China reported its eighteenth case of the H7N9 virus that has so far killed six people. Ref. Source 2
Eight people have died and 28 confirmed infected with a new type of bird flu in eastern China, the official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday. But officials say China's come a long way in watching for and controlling new disease outbreaks.Chinese authorities are rushing to test patients with respiratory illness to see how far the new H7N9 bird flu has spread. They?re also starting culls of chickens ...
By Sui-Lee WeeReutersFour more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing to 31 the number of deaths from the mysterious H7N9 virus, with the number of infections rising by two to 129, according to Chinese health authorities.Â Among the deaths, two occurred in the eastern province of Jiangsu; one was from eastern Zhejiang; while another was from central Anhui, based on a...
A 27-year-old woman is among nine new flu-related deaths reported Wednesday by the county public health department. Public health officer Dr. Wilma Wooten said the woman had underlying health problems that contributed ... Ref. Source 2
Mutations that allow bird flu strain to spread among humans identified. Scientists have identified several genetic mutations that, should they arise, could potentially allow the avian influenza strain H7N9 to spread between humans. Source 6l.