WHO Reports 7 New H7N9 Cases In China

The WHO on Thursday reported seven additional cases of H7N9 avian influenza in China.

Reuters: WHO says China has seven more cases of new H7N9 bird flu
“Seven more people in China have been found to be infected with a potentially deadly new strain of bird flu in the past week, bringing total H7N9 cases so far to around 150, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Six of the seven people are in a critical condition in hospitals in various parts of China and the seventh is also hospitalized but in a stable condition…” (Kelland, 1/9).

WHO: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus — update
“…The source of infection is still under investigation. So far, there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission…” (1/9).