Human Infection with Avian Influenza A(H7N9)
as of 5 November 2013
- As of 5 November 2013, a total of 139 cases have been reported (138 from China's National Health and Family Planning Commission, and 1 from Taipei Centers for Disease Control). Of these patients, 45 have died.
- WHO expects to continue to see sporadic cases of H7N9 in people.
- The source and mode of transmission remain unknown, but increasing evidence is pointing to poultry exposure.
- At this stage, there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.
- WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event, nor does it recommend that any travel or trade restrictions be applied.