Three new cases of H7N9 avian influenza were confirmed in China on Thursday, according to local authorities.
A 60-year-old woman surnamed Wang and a 50-year-old woman surnamed Yu in east China's Zhejiang Province tested positive for the new strain of bird flu virus on Thursday, according to the provincial health department.
Both are in critical condition and are being treated at The First Affiliated Hospital of College of Medicine, Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.
Meanwhile, a man surnamed Cui was confirmed to be infected with H7N9 bird flu in central China's Henan Province, the provincial health department said on Thursday.
Seven people who had close contact with the 56-year-old patient have been placed under medical observation, but have so far shown no abnormal symptoms.
The health department of east China's Jiangxi Province reported the province's first suspected human case of H7N9 avian influenza on Thursday.
In line with established protocol, the provincial center of disease control and prevention has sent the patient's samples to the national lab to confirm the diagnosis.
Stop with this nonsensical reporting of "cases". The delay from the Chinese govt and WHO in reporting these "cases" already denotes that the "cases" in actuality are MUCH MUCH higher....The situation in China is extremely dire and will spread globally...You may not even be able to spend a DIME OF YOUR PROFITS WHEN THIS SEVERE FLU HITS THE GLOBE AND ITS COMMING!!!!!!!
Peramivir may not even treat the H7N9 so your unbridled enthusiasm is being monitored by the increasing short interest in a 2 dollar hollar stock!!!!!!
I'm not sure that you are correct. I have read that China is being very cooperative with the WHO and other international (and American) bodies. I actually get the feeling that they are getting on top of things. There is just a trickle of new cases each day. Of course that could change if it continues to re-assort itself.