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China confirms 60 H7N9 cases, 13 deaths

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-04-14 23:50

BEIJING - During the 24-hour period ending 5 pm on Sunday, China confirmed 11 new cases of H7N9 avian influenza, with two new deaths reported in Shanghai Municipality.

The National Health and Family Planning Commission said in a daily update on H7N9 cases that so far the country has reported a total of 60 H7N9 cases, including 13 that ended in fatalities.

Central China's Henan province has reported its first two infection cases.

So far, a total of 24 cases, including nine ending in fatalities, have been reported in Shanghai. Sixteen cases, including one death, have been reported in Jiangsu province, and 15 cases, including two deaths, in Zhejiang province. Beijing has reported one case, and Anhui Province two cases, with one death.

China officially confirmed the occurrence of human infection with the H7N9 virus late last month.

Those who have had close contact with people infected by H7N9 have been placed under medical observation and have exhibited no abnormal symptoms, the commission said.

According to the commission, China's confirmed H7N9 cases are isolated and there has been no sign of human-to-human transmission.

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