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Family-clustered H7N9 cases unable to prove human-to-human transmission: expert

English.news.cn   2013-04-18 00:53:34            

BEIJING, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The family-clustered H7N9 cases reported in Shanghai were unable to prove human-to-human transmission, an expert said Wednesday in an exclusive interview with Xinhua.

According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission, a man and one of his sons in Shanghai died from the bird flu, and his second son was also infected but has since recovered.

It has not been confirmed whether the three people contracted the virus from infected fowl or the contaminated environment or through human-to-human transmission, said Feng Zijian, an official with Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Active screenings of human infections across the nation have not been required by the commission, and China will continue its current measures to prevent and control the spread of the H7N9, said Li Xingwang, an infectious disease expert of Beijing Ditan Hospital of the Capital Medical University.

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