It has been about a month since we have heard of any new cases of H7N9, now a 61-year-old woman from Hebei province is the latest one. The woman is at the Beijing Chaoyang Hospital in critical condition.
China Daily story on the new case:
The patient apparently visited a food market where live poultry was sold every day between June 30 and July 9, the Beijing Health Bureau said.
A study published earlier this month showed that the elderly are most likely to get infected.
Most of those infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus have been older people with pre-existing medical problems, putting them at greater risk of getting critically ill or dying, according to China’s first comprehensive study of the new virus.The analysis was led by scientists from Fudan University and was published in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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With this new case, it’s best to be cautious. Check Dr. Richard’s My Health Beijing blog for tips on how to avoid infection.
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