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H7N9 avian flu kills seven and infects 23 in China

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2222 (Published 09 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2222
  1. Jane Parry
  1. 1Hong Kong

The outbreak of H7N9 avian influenza in eastern China had killed seven people and infected 23, including 12 severely, by 8 April.

Ten cases occurred in Shanghai and the remainder in three nearby provinces of Anhui, Zhejiang, and Jiangsu. One 4 year old boy in Shanghai, who was confirmed as a patient on 4 April, has since shown signs of recovering, according to a blog post on 7 April by Wu Fan, director of the Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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