Published On: Mon, Jan 13th, 2014

First case of H7N9 avian influenza reported from Guizhou Province

Health officials in southwest China’s Guizhou Province are reporting the death of a “suspected” H7N9 avian influenza infected man, according to a Xinhua report today.

Under a high magnification, this negatively-stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) captured some of the ultrastructural details exhibited by the new influenza A (H7N9) virus. Image/CDC


According to the report, the patient is an 38-year-old man from Meitan county, had been working in Ruian City of east China’s Zhejiang Province. He showed symptoms of cough and dizziness a month ago and returned to Meitan on Jan. 4 for medication.

The man was transferred on Jan. 8 to the First People’s Hospital of Zunyi city as his conditions were getting worse. He died in the hospital a day later.

When confirmed, it will be the first such case from Guizhou Province.

For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page and the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show page.

Looking for a job in health care? Check here to see what’s available

On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required

About the Author

- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

Displaying 1 Comments
Have Your Say
  1. Biological Hazard – China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong : human case of avian influenza A H7N9 verified | Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News says:

    […] First case of H7N9 avian influenza reported from Guizhou Province […]

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter



At the Movies

Pin It