Guangzhou Ribao doesn't have anything about the new Shenzhen H7N9 case (see post below), but it does have this report: H7N9 need to guard against "limited human to human transmission." If Dr. Zhong Nanshan has an opinion, we should listen. Excerpt from the Google translation:
Limited cases of human to human transmission is the occasional occurrence of relatives
Zhong Nanshan also said two possibilities of interpersonal communication does not appear
2014 New Year's Day has been less than in January, H7N9 bird flu cases 20 cases of human infection in Guangdong new, three deaths occurred.
Yesterday, the provincial people infected with H7N9 bird flu prevention and control team leader academician Zhong Nanshan, director of the provincial CDC Zhang Yonghui, chief expert of the provincial disease control and prevention and control of infectious diseases Jianfeng, director, Institute in Guangzhou call interview.
They say, H7N9 controllable and curable in Guangdong can prevent, on the "person to person" issue, Zhong Nanshan said, according to the Guangdong cases, the virus strains showed genetic variation, group two cases of the phenomenon does not exist, and therefore does not appear human to human transmission, but be wary of limited human to human transmission.Intriguing factoid from later in the article: Guangdong province slaughters 1.1 billion poultry a year. So contracting H7N9 from a chicken is an extremely rare event.
The article also says the new Shenzhen case is a 34-year-old woman named Zhang; she is in critical condition.