Human infections with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China – update 2

As of 29 April 2013, 125 laboratory-confirmed human cases with A(H7N9) virus infection, including 24 fatalities, have been reported in China from eight provinces (Anhui, Fujian, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong and Zhejiang) and two municipalities (Beijing and Shanghai). In addition, one case has been reported from the Taipei Centers for Disease Control.

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