Comments on: Bird Flu Deaths Prompt Shanghai Poultry Slaughter http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/04/05/bird-flu-deaths-prompt-shanghai-poultry-slaughter/ The latest Health news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:52:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Mike in Florida http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/04/05/bird-flu-deaths-prompt-shanghai-poultry-slaughter/#comment-2183184 Mike in Florida Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:56:16 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=125251#comment-2183184 No, ABC, this isn't the first time avian influenza A viruses have been detected in humans. It's not even the first time H7 strains have caused human illness. It's just the first time this particular new H7N9 strain has. Other avian influenza strains (e.g. H5N1) have caused illness and death for years. An H7 strain called H7N3 caused an outbreak in B.C., Canada in 2004. No, ABC, this isn’t the first time avian influenza A viruses have been detected in humans. It’s not even the first time H7 strains have caused human illness. It’s just the first time this particular new H7N9 strain has. Other avian influenza strains (e.g. H5N1) have caused illness and death for years. An H7 strain called H7N3 caused an outbreak in B.C., Canada in 2004.

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By: Dino Laya http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/04/05/bird-flu-deaths-prompt-shanghai-poultry-slaughter/#comment-2182946 Dino Laya Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:31:54 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=125251#comment-2182946 H7N9 might be spreading because of fomites... Flu viruses have a tendency to stick to things.. H7N9 might be spreading because of fomites… Flu viruses have a tendency to stick to things..

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