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China Confirms 16 New H7N9 Cases; 2 Fatal

22 May 2017, at 12:00am

CHINA - The number of new H7N9 avian flu cases in China declined this week, with 16 infections reported through 17 May, down from 23 the previous week, Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said today in its regular update.

Though illnesses declined, the newly reported cases reflect steady ongoing activity, despite the onset of warmer weather, with illnesses distributed across a number of provinces, especially in the north, according to CIDRAP.

China is experiencing an unprecedented number of H7N9 cases in its fifth and biggest wave of activity, which has also been notable for the emergence of a highly pathogenic strain of the virus in poultry, which has also infected some humans.

Read the full article on the Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) website here.

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