As stated in an article on 22 December, it states that avian influenza have been detected in poultry in parts of Europe, Asia and North America. 6 cases of avian flu has been reported in Macau and mainland China.
The article has listed a few cases that has been happening around in China, Jiangsu province, Fujian, Guangdong and Macau. Most of the cases were men and that their symptoms have only developed from 6-20 November. Even though avian influenza virus is most commonly spread from poultry to human, out of those being infected, one did not have any contact to any kind of live poultry. There is an increase in the control and surveillance efforts in the affected regions and patients have been provided with enhanced medical care.There is also an increase in the survillence in poultry markets and infection education have been made.
These cases brought the total number of cases to a total of 807 worldwide since early 2013. Even though sustained human transmission is unlikely with the H7N9 virus, officials expect to see additional human cases.
- KEET.E(2016), China Reports Six Human Cases of H7N9 Avian Influenza, ContagionLive , 22 December, retrieved on 29th December 2016 from <http://www.contagionlive.com/news/china-reports-six-human-cases-of-h7n9-avian-influenza>