Global Alert and Response (GAR) – Disease Outbreak News [to 18 January 2014]

WHO: Global Alert and Response (GAR) – Disease Outbreak News
http://www.who.int/csr/don/2013_03_12/en/index.html
:: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update 17 January 2014
On 15 January 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of four additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus…The source of infection is still under investigation. So far, there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.
The Chinese government continues to take the following measures:
–       strengthen surveillance and situation analysis;
–       reinforce case management and treatment;
–       conduct risk communication with the public and release information;
–       strengthen international collaboration and communication; and conduct scientific studies.
WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event, nor does it currently recommend any travel or trade restrictions…

:: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update 16 January 2014

:: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update 15 January 2014

:: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update 14 January 2014