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Human Transmissions of H7N9 to Happen on a Limited Scale in China: WHO

by Bidita Debnath on  January 22, 2014 at 10:28 PM Bird Flu News   - G J E 4
Human-to-human transmission of the H7N9 bird flu virus might occur on a limited scale in China, says a World Health Organization representative.
 Human Transmissions of H7N9 to Happen on a Limited Scale in China: WHO
Human Transmissions of H7N9 to Happen on a Limited Scale in China: WHO
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Bernhard Schwartlander said that there is no proof that the virus is going to become sustained or widespread among humans, and that it is not known whether H7N9 will cause a pandemic, China Daily reported.

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Schwartlander referred to a case that involved a 30-year-old man and his father-in-law in Zhejiang province.

According to the local health authority, the possibility of limited human-to-human transmission cannot be ruled out in the case, which was reported in December.

He added that sustained human-to-human transmission is needed for a pandemic, but so far there was no proof of sustained or widespread human-to-human transmission of the virus that is capable of infecting both birds and humans.

Source: ANI
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