WHO has published Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China. Excerpt:
On 19 October 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of 2 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, including 1 death.
Details of the cases are as follows
1. A 44-year-old female from Urumqi City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region who developed symptoms on 4 September 2014. The patient was admitted to hospital on 7 September and died on 9 September. The patient had a history of exposure to live poultry.
2. A 7-year-old female from Chaoyang District, Beijing Municipality who developed symptoms on 16 September. The patient’s condition was mild and she was not hospitalized.
The Chinese Government has taken the following surveillance and control measures
• Strengthen surveillance and situation analysis
• Reinforce case management and medical treatment
• Conduct risk communication with the public and release information.
WHO continues to closely monitor the H7N9 situation and conduct risk assessment. So far, the overall risk associated with the H7N9 virus has not changed.