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H7N9 bird flu threat

The size of each circle represents the number of reported infections, while the colour of each circle shows the number of reported deaths. Move the slider to see how the flu has spread day by day.

BEIJING (AFP) - The deadly H7N9 bird flu strain claimed a new victim on Monday when a hospital patient died in China, state media reported, bringing the death toll from the recently identified virus to 24.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - There is no evidence that the deadly H7N9 bird flu has yet spread between humans in China but health authorities must be ready for the virus to mutate at any time, a top US virologist has warned.
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China on Saturday reported its first case of H7N9 bird flu in the southern province of Hunan, the latest sign that the virus which has killed 23 people in the country is continuing to spread.
PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK - Malaysia has imposed a temporary freeze on all imports of chicken products from China following the outbreak of a new strain of avian flu there that has killed 22.
TAIPEI (AFP) - Asian countries on Thursday urged renewed vigilance against a spread of H7N9 bird flu after Taiwan reported a case of the deadly strain, the world's first outside mainland China.
PARIS (AFP) - Chinese researchers reporting in The Lancet on Thursday confirmed poultry as a source of H7N9 flu among humans but said they found no evidence of person-to-person transmission.
Hospitals in Singapore remain on heightened alert and are prepared for the possibility of the H7N9 virus hitting Singapore.
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan on Wednesday reported the first case of the H7N9 bird flu outside of mainland China.
BEIJING (REUTERS) - A new strain of bird flu that has killed 22 people in China is "one of the most lethal" of its kind and is more easily transmissible to humans than an earlier strain that has killed hundreds around the world since 2003, a top World Health Organisation (WHO) official said on Wednesday.
BEIJING (REUTERS) - A man in the north-eastern Chinese province of Shandong has been infected by a new strain of bird flu, the first case found in the province, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday, bringing the total number of infected victims in China to 105.