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Avian Influenza (Human) in China

19 Nov 2014

The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China has notified WHO of 3 new laboratory-confirmed human cases (including one death) of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection.

The three cases are all women aged between 45-58 years, two are from the city of Changzhou, Jiangsu Province and the third fatal case was from the city of Shihezi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

The government is taking steps to strengthen surveillance, reinforce case management and medical treatment and inform and communicate risk with the public.

Advice for Travellers

Travellers experiencing severe flu like symptoms within 10 days of returning from China, should contact their GP and inform them of their recent travel to China.

Further information on avian influenza and travel.