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  •  bird flu is back (5+ / 0-)

    WHO:

    Human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus in China - update

    4 APRIL 2013 - On 4 April 2013 (14:00 CET), the Chinese health authorities notified WHO of an additional four laboratory-confirmed cases, including three deaths, due to human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus.

    The three fatal cases, all men, are a 38-year-old with illness onset on 7 March 2013 from Zhejiang , a 64-year-old with illness onset on 29 March from Zhejiang, and a 48-year-old with illness onset on 28 March from Shanghai.

    The fourth patient is a 67-year-old man with illness onset on 25 March 2013 from Zhejiang He is in critical condition.

    There is no link between the laboratory-confirmed cases. To date, the total number of confirmed cases of human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus in China is 11, including 5 deaths. More than 400 close contacts of the confirmed cases are being closely monitored. Thus far, none of them have developed any symptoms of illness.

    Should you worry about this one? Yes. Panic? No. But keep an eye on it.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 05:30:14 AM PDT

    •  more from reuters (5+ / 0-)
      Chinese authorities slaughtered over 20,000 birds at a poultry market in Shanghai on Friday as the death toll from a new strain of bird flu mounted to six, spreading concern overseas and sparking a sell-off in airline shares in Europe and Hong Kong.
      http://www.reuters.com/...

      It'a affecting investments.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 05:31:52 AM PDT

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      •  In that case it's sure to attract attention (0+ / 0-)

        and spur action.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 06:39:29 AM PDT

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