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

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posted on 2023-07-17, 00:03 authored by M Kang, EHY Lau, W Guan, Y Yang, T Song, BJ Cowling, J Wu, M Peiris, J He, CKP Mok
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.

History

Journal

Eurosurveillance

Volume

22

Pagination

1-5

Location

Sweden

ISSN

1025-496X

eISSN

1560-7917

Language

en

Issue

27

Publisher

European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)