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Eurosurv. Epidemiology of human infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in Guangdong, 2016 to 2017

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  • Eurosurv. Epidemiology of human infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in Guangdong, 2016 to 2017

    Euro Surveill. 2017 Jul 6;22(27). pii: 30568. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.27.30568.
    Epidemiology of human infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in Guangdong, 2016 to 2017.

    Kang M1,2, Lau EHY2,3, Guan W2,4, Yang Y1, Song T1, Cowling BJ3, Wu J1, Peiris M4,5, He J1, Mok CKP4,5.
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    Abstract

    We describe the epidemiology of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H7N9) based on poultry market environmental surveillance and laboratory-confirmed human cases (n = 9) in Guangdong, China. We also compare the epidemiology between human cases of high- and low-pathogenic avian influenza A(H7N9) (n = 51) in Guangdong. Case fatality and severity were similar. Touching sick or dead poultry was the most important risk factor for HPAI A(H7N9) infections and should be highlighted for the control of future influenza A(H7N9) epidemics.
    This article is copyright of The Authors, 2017.


    KEYWORDS:

    Guangdong; H7N9; HPAI; Influenza

    PMID: 28703705 DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.27.30568
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