Letters H7N9 avian flu

Understanding H7N9 avian flu

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2755 (Published 03 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2755
  1. Cong Dai, doctor, Department of Cadre Ward V1,
  2. Min Jiang, professor, Department of Gastroenterology1
  1. 1First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, Heping District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, People’s Republic of China
  1. congdai2006{at}sohu.com

The outbreak of H7N9 avian influenza in China had killed 17 people and infected 82 by 18 April 2013.1 Thirty one cases occurred in Shanghai city, 25 in Zhejiang province, 20 in Jiangsu province, three in Anhui province, two in Henan province, and one in Beijing city.

One child in Beijing, who displayed no symptoms and tested positive for the H7N9 virus, was considered a carrier and is being observed to see whether he developed symptoms. This child had been in contact with Beijing’s first confirmed case of H7N9. Beijing Health …

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