Center of Excellence for Zoonotic and Animal Diseases CEEZAD One Health Bulletin #1: Avian Influenza Increases in China January 31, 2014 “The World Health Organization reports that: Some avian influenza (Bird Flu) viruses can infect humans and cause disease. These include H5N1, H7N3, H7N7, H7N9 and H9N2. Some of these infections have been very severe and some have resulted in deaths, but many infections have been mild or even subclinical in humans. However, during January 2014 alone there were 110 people infected with the H7N9 virus, of whom 20 have died, while others are still in intensive care. Furthermore, a newly discovered Influenza virus H10N8 has emerged, killing one person and placing another in critical condition, apparently after both persons had been exposed to domestic fowl in a local wet market. Nevertheless, despite the renewed emergence of various influenza viruses in China, none of these avian influenza viruses have passed in a sustained manner from person to person. …” Read entire article at http://www.ceezad.org/resources/ Provided by: Robert E. Kahn, PhD Educational Consultant Dr. Kahn is a longstanding One Health Supporter http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.