Sunday, December 29, 2013

Referral: Dr. Ian Mackay On H7N9 Activity In 2013



Weekly Accumulation Chart – Credit Dr. Ian Mackay


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After a sudden avalanche of cases during the spring, the number of new H7N9 cases in China declined over the summer, and has only recently begun to rise again with the arrival of winter.  


Today  Professor Ian Mackay has updated his H7N9 activity chart for the year (see above) on his VDU Blog  and provides some thoughts on what we’ve seen out of this virus so far.


Influenza A(H7N9) virus case accumulation for 2013...

Sure a full 12-months of H7N9 in humans hasn't passed yet, but 2013 is coming to a close.

I have 148 H7N9 cases worldwide including deaths and the asymptomatic boy from Beijing who seems to still be off the official tallies for some reason. WHO have not had an official tally of fatal cases in their recent 2 disease outbreak news posts, the last with a tally was 6-Nov in which 45 deaths were recorded with 6 cases remaining in hospital and 88 having been discharged. Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) maintains a running tally of mainland China cases With the recent death of a Hong Kong man the tally of fatal cases rest around 46 (PFC of 31.1%).

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