H7n9

  • Hong Kong confirms first death from H7N9 bird flu 26-12-2013 06:50 PM

    An 80-year-old 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,...
  • China's bird flu outbreak cost $ 6.5 billion 22-05-2013 08:35 AM

    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...
  • China: 'Death toll from new bird flu rises to 36' 18-05-2013 11:30 AM

    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...
  • China's bird flu death toll rises to 16 18-04-2013 01:28 PM

    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 15-04-2013 01:23 PM

    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 7-year-old girl had become the first person in Beijing to...
  • Beijing reports first case of new bird flu as virus spreads 13-04-2013 07:35 AM

    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 seven-year-old child in Beijing was suspected to have been infected with...
  • 38 infected with bird flu, says China 12-04-2013 08:29 AM

    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 four-year-old 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 11-04-2013 02:08 AM

    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...
  • China reports 3 more cases of new bird flu, total goes up to 21 07-04-2013 09:38 PM

    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 06-04-2013 11:26 AM

    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. State-run Xinhua news agency said samples of the H7N9 virus were...
  • China: 2 more die due to bird flu, virus traced to pigeons 05-04-2013 02:55 AM

    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...
  • Fourth death in China due to deadly bird flu, cases rise to 11 04-04-2013 06:33 PM

    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 48-year-old man died of H7N9 bird flu...