Title: #China #NHFPC: #H7N9 #human cases increased significantly but the virus showed no #mutations.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, current epidemiological situation in China.
Source: Sina, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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China National Health and Family Planning Commission: H7N9 human cases increased significantly but the virus showed no signs of mutations
At 16:41 on January 23 2017
Since Dec. 23, the H7N9 epidemic in some parts of China has been on the rise since last December. Compared with the same period of last year, the H7N9 epidemic has increased obviously. However, the virus mutation has not yet been discovered. The public does not have the ability to transmit human beings. Too much panic.
Feng Zijian, deputy director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control: Since January 1 this year, 20 days, the national total of diagnosing and reporting cases of H7N9 135 cases, including 24 deaths, this year seems to be the whole of the epidemic more serious than in previous years, if Not take effective measures, the epidemic may be further increased.
China CDC risk assessment that, at present, China H7N9 epidemic situation did not change the overall situation. Still showed a sporadic situation, Jiangsu, Anhui, Guangdong and other 11 provinces have reported cases, does not rule out the case in the southern part of the continuing situation.
H7N9 influenza virus is influenza A virus, prone to mutation, since the discovery of the virus in 2013, has been closely monitored, the current H7N9 virus has not yet mutated, does not have an effective human-to-human ability, is still by contact with poultry secretions And other infections.
Keywords: H7N9; Human; China; Avian Influenza.