The Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission reported on an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9), this one from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. This is the 14th case reported from this region.


The 72-year-old male patient in Korla City died on January 10. He had contact with live poultry before the onset of symptoms.

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Since 2013, 1,565 human cases have been reported with all but 31 reported in China.

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