WHO:Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N4) virus in China

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On February 14, 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of an individual infected with Avian influenzaH7N4. This marks the first reported human infection nationwide. The 68-year-old female who was infected had a preexisting history of heart disease and hypertension and was admitted to a local hospital in late December when her symptoms first appeared. The Chinese government conducted risk assessments and is continuing to implement control and prevention measures. The WHO recommends avoiding contact with high-risk environments such as live animal markers and practice of good hygiene such as frequent handwashing. To read more about the infection, click here.

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