Taiwan’s CDC Reports New H7N9 Case

News outlets report on the most recent case of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus reported in Taiwan in an elderly Chinese man.

RTT News: WHO: One Confirmed Case Of Human H7N9 Infection Reported In Taiwan
“The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that Taipei Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had notified it of a laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) late last month…” (1/7).

TheJournal.ie: Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu
“The World Health Organization has confirmed that an elderly Chinese man has been infected with avian flu. The 86-year-old man from Jiangsu on the eastern coast of China started to feel unwell while on a trip to Taiwan on 19 December…” (1/7).

WHO: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus — update
“…The patient is an 86 year-old man from Jiangsu, China who travelled to Taiwan, Province of China, with a tourist group from 17-24 December. He felt uncomfortable on 19 December, and was admitted to a hospital on 24 December after being diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. … So far, there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission…” (1/7).

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