Location / Cases
Anhui / 4
Beijing / 2
Chinese Taipei / 1
Fujian / 5
Henan / 4
Hunan / 3
Jiangsu / 26
Jiangxi / 5
Shandong / 2
Shanghai / 34
Zhejiang / 46
Total / 132
Situation updates on human H7N9 influenza infections:
Number of confirmed human cases for influenza A(H7N9) reported to WHO:
Overview of the emergence and characteristics of the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus:
The National Health and Family Planning Commission, China notified WHO of an additional laboratory confirmed case of human infection with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) virus. The patient is a six-year-old boy reported from Beijing who became ill on 21 May 2013 and is in stable condition.
As of 29 May 2013, WHO has been informed of a total of 132 laboratory-confirmed cases, including 37 deaths.
Authorities in affected locations continue to maintain surveillance, epidemiological investigations, close contact tracing, clinical management, laboratory testing and sharing of samples as well as prevention and control measures. City and provincial governments have started to normalize their emergency operations into their routine surveillance and response activities. So far, there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission. Until the source of infection has been identified and controlled, it is expected that there will be further cases of human infection with the virus.
WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event, nor does it currently recommend any travel or trade restrictions. WHO continues to work with Member States and international partners to monitor the situation. WHO will provide updates as the situation evolves.
Farms and villages in Nepal have lost more than 122,000 poultry in 32 outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza in the past few weeks, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on 26 May 2013. A total of 42,653 birds, mostly chickens and ducks, died in the outbreaks, and another 79,681 birds were destroyed to stop disease spread. One large commercial farm in Narayani province accounted for 33,675 of the deaths. The toll includes one wild crow that was found dead near a custom station at the India border. The earliest outbreak included in the report began 11 April 2013, and the latest one 20 May 2013.