Tuesday, May 7, 2013

CDC Laboratory Works on H7N9

CDC Laboratory Works on H7N9

Published on May 7, 2013
In this video, Dr. Michael Shaw, associate director for Laboratory Science in the Influenza Division, talks about how CDC's scientists are studying the genetic sequences of the H7N9 bird flu virus. These dedicated scientists are producing results at an amazing speed -- leading to a better understanding of the virus, including what drugs can be used to treat it and how the virus might be changing. The bottom line to all this work is improving CDC's ability to protect people against this emerging public health threat. For more information, visit CDC's H7N9 webpage: www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/h7n9-virus.htm.

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Confirmed: H7N9 Bird Flu Case Count132 Infected, 31 Dead, 75 Hospitalized, 26 Recovered, Fatality Rate 24%

Estimated Case Count:
174 Infected, 41 Dead, 107 Hospitalized, 26 Recovered

Chinese officials are now refusing to update the public on new
H7N9 cases and are determined to block all news 
out of China
as they have stated publicly.  The Estimated Case Count we
report will represent a fairly accurate number of cases to date.  

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