Published On: Thu, Apr 4th, 2013

China H7N9 avian influenza outbreak update: 11 total cases, 5 dead to date, according to the WHO

Chinese health authorities notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an additional four laboratory-confirmed cases, including three deaths, due to human infection with influenza A(H7N9), according to a Global Alert and Response issued April 4.

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Public domain image/Josh215 at the English Wikipedia project

The three fatal cases, all men, are a 38-year-old with illness onset on 7 March 2013 from Zhejiang , a 64-year-old with illness onset on 29 March from Zhejiang, and a 48-year-old with illness onset on 28 March from Shanghai.

The fourth patient is a 67-year-old man with illness onset on 25 March 2013 from Zhejiang He is in critical condition.

This brings the total cases of human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus in China is 11, including 5 deaths.

A Fox News TV report this evening states that there are now 14 cases and five deaths. More than 400 close contacts of the confirmed cases are being closely monitored. Thus far, none of them have developed any symptoms of illness.

Also from China, agricultural authorities said Thursday the infectious H7N9 avian flu virus has been detected from pigeon samples collected at a marketplace in Shanghai, according to a Xinhua news report today.

The report goes on to say, after gene sequence analysis, the national avian flu reference laboratory concluded that the strain of the H7N9 virus found on pigeons was highly congenetic with those found on persons infected with H7N9 virus.

A moderator with the infectious disease website, ProMed-mail noted: The presence of this virus in pigeons would indicate that the virus is easily available in the bird population, whether of domestic flocks or peri-domestic wild birds in an urban or rural environment.

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  1. Dr David Hill - World Innovation Foundation says:

    The whole thinking behind a drugs cure for the eventual avian killer flu is totally flawed and just will never succeed. In this respect if we compare the 1918 Spanish flu, a swine flu variant (largest human killer of all time that took up to 100 million lives) and the 2009 Swine Flu, we see that a drugs cure would come far too late and most of us (between 300milion and over 1 billion worldwide is estimated) would be dead. The avian flu has a kill rate of 60% of those infected.

    The 1918 pandemic did its worst after the first human death between week 16 and week 26 after the second wave and where the virus had mutated into the deadly human-to-human mass killer. Up to 100 million perished out of a world population of around 1.5 billion (less than 25% of the population now). Therefore in a mere 6 months from initial human death, most had died an absolutely horrible suffocating death.

    Time Horizons for the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic against the 1918 Spanish flu

    Time Scale – 0 months
    Swine Flu first detected – Influenza A, Novel H1N1
    “swine flu” was first detected in Mexico City and was made public
    March 18, 2009. Therefore the first causality was probably at the beginning of
    March 2009 taking into account the incubation period.

    First Death in USA
    Time Scale + 2-months later at the end of April 2009

    1st Vaccine Approved
    Time Scale + 6 months 2 weeks
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the new
    swine flu vaccine for use in the United States on September 15,

    Mass Vaccine 1st ready for use in USA
    Time Scale + 7 months 1 week
    The vaccine was first ready from mass production and used on
    5th October 2009 in the USA

    Most Vaccinated City in the USA by 22nd March 2010
    Time Scale + 1 year 1month 1 week
    vaccinated more residents against the swine flu and seasonal flu in the fall
    and winter than any other state.
    Up to the end of Winter (March 2010) – The Massachusetts
    Department of Public Health says 36 percent of residents were inoculated
    against the swine flu, also known as H1N1, compared with 21 percent nationally.
    Seasonal flu vaccinations were administered to 57 percent of the population,
    compared with 37 percent nationwide.

    A mere 36% in one USA city and where nationally only 21% had the vaccine by March 22nd 2010. This was approximately 13 months after the first human death was recorded in Mexico

    It would not surprise me that those scientists at Erasmus University who are developing the lethal virus in their labs, are not the ones who are releasing these viruses under the orders of their paymasters, the global pharmaceutical companies who make tens of billions out of the drugs. Indeed it was the same scientists in 2009 who called on the WHO to call a pandemic (one was Ab Osterhaus who was the WHO’s top adviser and called for pandemic), thus releasing tens of billions of
    dollars in vaccine supplies and where the majority produced was unused –
    taxpayers around the world picking up all the costs. In this respect the top
    drug companies have paid over $13 billion in fraudulent fines over the last 4
    years and therefore they simply cannot be trusted. These scientists are
    literally in their back pocket.

    The only strategy that has worked (Hong
    Kong 1997) is to stop the virus at its source and never let it
    happen in the first place – prevention is better than cure thinking that has
    served the medical profession so well in the past to safeguard humans – http://avian-influenza.cirad.fr/content/download/1931/11789/file/Kennedy-F-Shortridge.pdf

    Unfortunately the drug companies, vested-interest scientists
    and Nature Magazine destroyed that strategy in 2008 because there are not
    billions upon billions in drug sales.

    When it comes and where Margaret Chan says that it is only a
    matter of time and not when, it will totally decimate global business and
    international trade.

    When will the world come to their senses before is all far too

    Dr David Hill
    Chief Executive
    World Innovation Foundation

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