Thursday, January 23, 2014

Referral: Dr. Mackay On H7N9 Demographics, Market Testing & Trends


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Dr. Ian Mackay has been busy the past 12 hours, posting no less than 4 new blogs on the H7N9 virus .  As a working virologist, he is particularly well equipped to delve into not only the nitty-gritty of testing procedures, but also into the shifting demographics of the current outbreak as well.


So, in reverse chronological order . ..


Market sampling: H7N9, sensitive testing, market closures and small numbers

A World Health Organization Western Pacific Region update on influenza A (H7N9) virus has a few interesting bits of information that pulls together a recent flurry of reports. This is the situation as of 22-Jan...

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H7N9 snapdate: cases per week and cumulative cases


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H7N9 infection of women is not on the rise....


A bit over a week ago I posted a chart showing that the proportion of females with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus may be rising.

We've had a lot of cases since then so is that trend still holding?

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Zhejiang province: then and now in H7N9 town

A quick look at what life was like in Zhejiang province, the current H7N9 hotzone, over a 2-month period (top) when cases really took off in 2013 compared to the past 2-month period this year.

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