H7N9

11 articles
Human-to-Human H7N9 Transmission
Jul 24, 2017 | Emily Cohn

  Over the past four years, since its emergence in 2013, China has experienced seasonal epidemics of avian influenza subtype H7N9. The country has...

H7N9 Emerges Across China
Feb 23, 2017 | Emily Cohn

  Europe is not the only continent in the middle of a bird flu epidemic. While other Asian countries such as South Korea and Japan have been...

FAO Announces Fourth Wave of H7N9
Oct 24, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

On Thursday, October 15th, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations released a warning announcing the start of a fourth wave...

Summer: Time for Influenza Pandemics?
Jul 1, 2014 | Alexandra Thomsen

In the U.S. and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, the flu is usually considered a wintertime illness. However, some of the most significant...

Outbreaks of 2013
Dec 20, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2013. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable outbreaks. Our list is...

Respiratory Illness Outbreaks in China, Saudi Arabia and... Alabama?
May 23, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Respiratory illness is all the rage these days. Among news of novel influenza and coronaviruses in faraway lands, you may find mystery respiratory...

Steady Increase in China's H7N9 Cases: Media Reports 38 Cases, 10 Deaths
Apr 11, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

At the time of this posting, the official WHO count remains at 33 cases and 9 deaths, but Chinese media reports 38 H7N9 cases and 10 deaths. The...

The New Virus on the Block: H7N9 Case Counts, Explanations and Updates
Apr 5, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

The much-awaited springtime seems to have an unfortunate knack for bringing us scary diseases. Almost exactly ten years ago, surgical masks were à la...

H7N9 Update: Fourteen Cases and Four Deaths
Apr 4, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

According to reports from Weibo, AFP, and Xinhua, the case count has increased again. Total case count is 14, with four deaths. Chinese media giant...

The Power of Social Media: Updates on H7N9 Outbreak From Weibo
Apr 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Yesterday, a “gutsy” employee at Nanjing Gulou Hospital posted a picture, confirming a case of H7N9, to Weibo, a Chinese microblogging network...

China Reports First Documented Cases of H7N9 Influenza in Humans
Apr 1, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Until this weekend, H7N9 was a type of influenza A virus that was known to only infect birds. On Sunday, March 31, HealthMap picked up a story from...