Sporadic cases of avian respiratory flu virus H7N9 continue in China

Authorities continue to report sporadic cases of the severe avian respiratory virus H7N9. So far there have been 456 human cases of avian influenza H7N9 reported by health authorities in Zhejiang, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Hunan, Fujian, Anhui, Jiangxi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Beijing, Shandong, Henan, Guangxi, Jilin, Guizhou and Hebei.

The risk for travellers is very low. However, avoidance of live poultry markets where a variety of avian influenza viruses may be circulating is good practice.

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