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Fourteen H7N9 Patients Remain Hospitalized In China; 132 Cases Confirmed

“A total of 131 H7N9 avian flu cases have been reported on the Chinese mainland, including 39 that have ended in death, according to an update released Sunday by health authorities,” Xinhua reports (6/9). “Only 14 patients from China’s H7N9 bird flu outbreak are still in hospital, national health authorities said in their latest update on the disease,” Agence France-Presse adds, noting, “One other case was recorded in Taiwan” (6/10). “China’s confirmed H7N9 virus cases are isolated and there has been no sign of human-to-human transmission, the [National Health and Family Planning Commission] said,” according to Xinhua (6/9).

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