Saturday, 15 February 2014

H7N9 snapdate: accumulating cases by region of acquisition

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This is what happens when you do nothing to stem the possible source of an influenza outbreak in your back yard. 

Nothing. Nothing changes.

The infection keeps spreading. 

Very clearly the H7N9 hotzone in China has now shifted from Zhejiang province to Guangdong province (the brown line that represent the second highest number of human cases of disease..75 cases representing 21.3% of all H7N9 cases.

As we read today, this province has just shut some of its poultry markets. By the look of this rate of new cases, the people of Guangdong province could be in for a tough 2-3 weeks and will be hearing a lot more about "bird flu" much to the poultry industry's disgust.