China Reports Four H7N9 Cases

China has reported four more human cases of H7N9 bird flu in the Jiangxi Province, east of China with one dead.

This adds to a total of 12 fatalities and 36 infected by the deadly virus strain.

On March 9, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has also reported two cases of H7N9.

The regional health and family planning commission said in a statement that the two patients came from the cities of Baise and Wuzhou and are in critical condition.

Public should not panic as the commission said that despite the new cases, there is a significant decline of H7N9 cases in the country as a result of strict measures.

Authorities said that though the virus could not be transmitted from human to human, people should avoid contact with dead and live poultry and only buy products with veterinary certificates.

There is a high risk of H7N9 during winter and spring.

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