Bird flu strain taking a toll on humans :: Science :: AAAS  (Read 372 times) Print

1 B


Undisclosed  Feb 17, 2017    04:12:39 PM

SHANGHAI, CHINA-An avian influenza virus that emerged in 2013 is suddenly spreading widely in China, causing a sharp spike in human infections and deaths. Last month alone it sickened 192 people, killing 79, according to an announcement this week by China's National Health and Family Planning Commission in Beijing.

The surge in human cases is cause for alarm, says Guan Yi, an expert in emerging viral diseases at the University of Hong Kong in China. "We are facing the largest pandemic threat in the last 100 years," he says.

As of 16 January, the cumulative toll from H7N9 was 918 laboratory-confirmed human infections and 359 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Despite its high mortality rate, H7N9 had gotten less attention of late than two other new strains-H5N8 and H5N6-that have spread swiftly, killing or forcing authorities to cull millions of poultry. But so far, H5N8 has apparently not infected people; H5N6 has caused 14 human infections and six deaths.

More:  http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/bird-flu-strain-taking-toll-humans   





"Gigantic bird" seen in Puerto Rico, and the "bedroom visitor" that followed

Started by YoNewsBoard YoNews Portal

Replies: 0
Views: 50
Last post Oct 12, 2017    03:40:06 PM
by YoNews
WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: THE GREAT GUN CONTROL DEBATE RAGES…”The typical Chicago weekend shooting toll is 15 to 20 dead, plus 30 to 50 wounded. I repeat- this happens every weekend.”

Started by YoNewsBoard YoNews Portal

Replies: 0
Views: 70
Last post Feb 17, 2018    11:35:02 PM
by YoNews
Egyptian 6-year-old Dies of Bird Flu; 4-Year-Old Gets Disease

Started by beastBoard Archives

Replies: 0
Views: 834
Last post Apr 22, 2009    12:57:31 AM
by beast

SMF 2.0.15 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums
Simple Audio Video Embedder