Monday, January 20, 2014

Doctor dies from H7N9 in Shanghai

Chinese translations of media reports by FluTracker’s members indicated that an emergency room doctor has died from an H7N9 infection.(link) If this is confirmed by the World Health Organization it would only be the second confirmed health care worker (HCW) infected with H7N9. The last HCW infected by H7N9 was reported in April 2013.(link) Public health officials are always concerned about reports of health care workersinfected by novel infectious diseases because it is generally a sign of human-to-human transmission.

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