H7N9

  • Hong Kong confirms first death from H7N9 bird flu December 26, 2013

    An 80yearold man infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus has died in Hong Kong, the government said on Thursday, in the first such death in the city after the virus surfaced in early December. The man, the second person in Hong Kong to be diagnosed with the virus strain, lived...
  • China's bird flu outbreak cost $ 6.5 billion May 22, 2013

    Geneva: The H7N9 bird flu outbreak in China has caused economic losses of more than $6.5 billion so far, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's chief veterinary officer said on Tuesday. "The economic impacts of H7N9 have been astounding," Juan Lubroth said during a presentation at the World Health Assembly in...
  • China: 'Death toll from new bird flu rises to 36' May 18, 2013

    London: Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll from the H7N9 virus to 36 from 131 confirmed cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. The United Nations health agency said the four deaths were from cases that had...
  • China's bird flu death toll rises to 16 April 18, 2013

    Beijing: Two more people in China have died from a new strain of avian influenza, bringing to 16 the number of deaths from the H7N9 virus, and the government has warned that the number of infections could rise. The latest victims were from the commercial capital of Shanghai, where the...
  • China's H7N9 bird flu spreads in Beijing, second case reported April 15, 2013

    Beijing: The new strain of deadly bird flu spread in Beijing as one more case was reported from the Chinese capital, raising the total number of people affected from the avian influenza in the country to 61. On Saturday, a 7yearold girl had become the first person in Beijing to...
  • Beijing reports first case of new bird flu as virus spreads April 13, 2013

    Beijing: The deadly new bird flu, which has caused 11 deaths in China so far, spread to Beijing as the capital reported its first case on Saturday, increasing the total number of cases in the country to 44. A sevenyearold child in Beijing was suspected to have been infected with...
  • 38 infected with bird flu, says China April 12, 2013

    Beijing: The number of people infected with the new H7N9 strain of bird flu in China stands at 38 with the detection of five more cases, while a fouryearold boy who had experienced slight symptoms made a complete recovery. Ten people have died of the virus. By regions, Shanghai continues...
  • China finds bird flu in 5 new sites: World Animal Health Organisation April 11, 2013

    Paris: China found new cases of bird flu in five live bird markets in the eastern part of the country, a report posted on the website of the World Animal Health Organisation OIE showed on Wednesday. China said the H7N9 avian influenza virus was found on Wednesday in three live bird...
  • China reports 3 more cases of new bird flu, total goes up to 21 April 7, 2013

    Beijing: China continues to grapple with rising numbers of bird flu cases as three more people were on Sunday confirmed infected with the deadly H7N9 strain, taking the total to 21, while official media blamed the virus on intense farming and density of population. Shanghai, China's biggest metropolis with 23...
  • China bird flu virus found in more markets in Shanghai April 6, 2013

    Shanghai: Chinese authorities have found traces of a new bird flu virus that has killed six people in more areas in Shanghai, state media reported, after authorities slaughtered over 20,000 birds at a large poultry market in the city. Staterun Xinhua news agency said samples of the H7N9 virus were...
  • China: 2 more die due to bird flu, virus traced to pigeons April 5, 2013

    Beijing: Two more persons on Thursday died in China due to the H7N9 bird flu, taking the death toll from the new strain of avian influenza to five in the country even as officials traced the new deadly virus to pigeons in Shanghai. Also, the total number of cases of the...
  • Fourth death in China due to deadly bird flu, cases rise to 11 April 4, 2013

    Beijing: One more person on Thursday died in China due to the deadly H7N9 bird flu, taking the death toll to four, even as the total number of cases of the new strain of avian influenza in the country rose to eleven. A 48yearold man died of H7N9 bird flu...
  • New strain of bird flu infects four others in China April 3, 2013

    Beijing: Chinese authorities reported four new cases on Tuesday of a strain of bird flu previously unknown in humans that has already killed two people, taking the total of known cases to seven. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday there was no evidence that the H7N9 strain could...
  • China: 2 die from bird flu not previously seen in humans March 31, 2013

    Shanghai: Two people in Shanghai, one of China's largest cities, died in March after contracting a strain of avian influenza that had never been passed to humans before, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday. The two men, aged 87 and 27, became sick late February and died in...
  • Two die in China from a new bird flu strain: Xinhua March 31, 2013

    Shanghai: Two people in Shanghai, one of China's largest cities, died in March after contracting a strain of avian influenza that had never been passed to humans before, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday. The two men, aged 87 and 27, became sick late February and died in early...