Tuesday, April 23, 2013

China confirms 104 H7N9 cases, 21 deaths - 13 recovered

During the 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. on Monday, China confirmed two new cases of human H7N9 avian influenza -- both reported in Zhejiang.

The National Health and Family Planning Commission said in its daily update on H7N9 cases that a total of 104 H7N9 cases have been reported in China, including 21 that have ended in death.

Of the total, 13 H7N9 patients have been discharged from hospitals after receiving treatment, and the other 70 patients are being treated in designated hospitals, according to the commission.