Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Editor's note #12

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Latest H7N9 map.
VDU's Editor-in-Chief (okay it's just me - I also get coffee and sweep up the keyboard at the end of the day) was asked to comment on the recent influenza A (H7N9) virus case in Hong Kong.


See Bloomberg's latest article here.









“Respiratory viruses do their own thing; they don’t respect boundaries,” said Ian Mackay, an associate professor of clinical virology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, in a telephone interview. “It does seems that it’s continuing to add to provinces and regions, rather than reappear in all the old places it started in back in February and March.”


References...

  1. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-02/hong-kong-confirms-city-s-first-human-case-of-bird-flu.html