Four-Year-Old Child Of Bird-Flu Infected Man Also Develops H7N9 Virus – So Far 126 Infected, 24 Killed

Four-year-old child of bird-flu infected man also develops H7N9 virus (CBS News, April 29, 2013):

A 4-year-old boy has developed the new H7N9 strain of bird flu, the same strain his father had been infected with. Shandong province’s health department says there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission, and that the boy is in stable condition at a hospital.

The Jinan Times newspaper says the boy’s 36-year-old father had no direct contact with poultry, but that the family lives near a market that sells live poultry.

The H7N9 virus has infected 126 people in China, killing 23 of them.

Shanghai Reports 13th H7N9 Bird Flu Death, Tops Among Chinese Cities (Forbes, April 29, 2013):

Shanghai on Monday reported another H7N9 bird flu death, an 89-year-old man who was admitted to a city hospital on April 12, according to the state-published Shanghai Daily newspaper.

The latest fatality raises to 13 the number of H7N9-related deaths in the city, which is one of China’s most important international business hubs. Nationwide, 24 people have died, the paper said.

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