Increase in Human Infections with Avian Influenza A
Iuliano, A., Jang, Y., Jones, J., et al. (2017). Increase in Human Infections with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus During the Fifth Epidemic – China, October 2016-February 2017. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 66(9):254-255.
This report notes an increase in human infections, though clinical characteristics and risk factors do not appear to have changed. The two distinct genetic lineages of the virus are showing indications of differences in cross-reactivity with existing candidate vaccine viruses and antiviral medications.