H7N9: signficantly increased risk in the next few months?

Experts say the next few months, significantly increased risk of human infection of avian influenza H7N9.

Translated from a Chinese news source:

Since entering China in autumn and winter the number of cases of human infection with H7N9 emergence of bird flu, experts said recently, is expected in the coming months.  Cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza risk will be increase significantly and remind us that early next Winter and  Spring  we need to pay attention defense.

He Jianfeng, director of infectious disease prevention and control, said, “as expected for several months, the risk of sporadic human infection with H7N9 in Guangdong Province will significantly increase in the future, specifically this winter and next spring.”

He said that between China circulating avian H7N9 avian influenza virus persists due to  poultry farming, distribution, trading and people.  Prevention of exposure to birds may be encouraged by radical changes to the daily management of live poultry markets making a standardized approach to the prevention of H7N9 very effective.



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