Influenza A(H7N9) Cases in China Increase to 38

Posted on April 11, 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced ten new cases of influenza A(H7N9) virus in China today. This brings the total number of cases to 38. WHO says 10 of the 38 infected people have died.

WHO says in a FAQ that the exact source of A(H7N9) is unknown. The virus was found in a pigeon in a Shanghai market. There is still no evidence of ongoing human-to-human transmission. 760 close contacts with the confirmed cases are being monitored.

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