Monitoring Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus through National Influenza-like Illness Surveillance, China
Published Date:Aug 2013
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(8):1289-1292.
Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus
Influenza A Virus, H7N9 Subtype
Description:In China during March 4-April 28, 2013, avian influenza A(H7N9) virus testing was performed on 20,739 specimens from patients with influenza-like illness in 10 provinces with confirmed human cases: 6 (0.03%) were positive, and increased numbers of unsubtypeable influenza-positive specimens were not seen. Careful monitoring and rapid characterization of influenza A(H7N9) and other influenza viruses remain critical.
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