China Bird Flu Death Roll 20, Total H7N9 Cases 102, WHO Experts Visiting Shanghai and Beijing

China Bird Flu Death Roll 20, Total H7N9 Cases 102, WHO Experts Visiting Shanghai and Beijing

Apr 21, 2013 09:14 PM EDT    | Staff Reporter

China confirmed six more cases of H7N9 human avian influenza during last 24 hour period ending at 4.p.m on Sunday April 21. Five new cases in Zhejiang and one in Jiangsu. The National Health and Family Planning Commission counted total of 102 H7N9 cases in China and 20 cases that led to death.70 H7N9 patients are still being treated in designated hospitals, reported the commission in its daily report while 12 H7N9 patients were discharged from the hospitals. The commission confirmed that all H7N9 cases are isolated and there was no sign of human-to-human transmission.

A summary where the cases appeared:
– 33 cases were reported in Shanghai and 11 among them led to death
– 24 cases were reported in Jiangsu Province and three among them led to death
– 38 cases were reported in Zhejiang Province and five among them led to death
– 3 cases were reported in Anhui Province and one among them led to death.
– 3 cases were reported Henan Province
– 1 case was reported in Beijing

On Friday, April 19, WHO experts arrived in China to assess areas affected by H7N9 in Shanghai and Beijing. They will stay on the mission for a week.

Glenn Thomas, WHO spokesperson confirmed that 15 people are on this team, including international and Chinese experts in epidemiology, laboratories, clinical management and other areas. The team plans to visit many sites in Shanghai and Beijing, observe the situation and give recommendations on how to prevent and control this deadly disease. The team also wants to find answers on the source of the virus, family clusters cases and the ways of transmission.

Thomas said that the reason to choose Shanghai was that it was the core area of the outbreak. Beijing was chosen as a place for further discussions and summaries.

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