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H7N9 emergency response program ends

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2013-05-31 10:43

All areas affected by the H7N9 bird flu have ended emergency responses as of May 28, xinhuanet.com reported.

H7N9 emergency response program ends

The epidemic will be under routine monitoring as it has been deemed controllable and there has been no evidence of human-to-human transmission, the report said.

The Chinese mainland reported 130 confirmed H7N9 cases as of May 27, of which 36 ended in death.

The first case of human infection of H7N9 virus was announced in Shanghai on March 31, with 10 provinces and cities reporting cases in the following two months.

Shanghai was also the first city to call off the emergency response, on May 10, and Zhoukou city in Central China's Henan province was the last.

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