Title: #China, as a New #H7N9 #avian #influenza season is starting, #Zhejiang authorities call for #vigilance.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, new winter season started.
Source: Ifeng, full page: (LINK). Automatically translated, edited.
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New H7N9 avian influenza season is starting, Zhejiang authorities call for vigilance
Number of Cases Down from last year by nearly half
Relatively avian influenza H7N9, it is anticipated that some cases with serious or fatal outcome will appear even this season as the weather is cooling.
As of September 30 2016, China reported a total of 102 cases of H7N9 flu with 41 deaths.
As of September 30, Zhejiang Province reported a total of 23 cases of H7N9 influenza, 42% less than a year ago; 10 cases died, 58% less then previous season.
However, since September, H7 flu virus environment samples positivity rate increased over last year, higher in some areas such as Lishui, Wenzhou, Yiwu and other places outside environment H7 positive rate, indicating that there is a greater risk of recurrence of H7N9.
Experts predict that as the temperature is further reduced, and still prevalent in the majority of the live animal markets in Zhejiang Province county, township and rural areas, people infected with H7N9 flu virus in Zhejiang risk is still large.
Keywords: China; Zhejiang; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Poultry; Human.