Random Analytics: H7N9 Infographic (to 24 Apr 2013)

by Shane Granger

***** Please note that this infographic of the Avian Influenza A(H7N9) virus was updated with public source information from late 24 Apr to early 25 April 2013 CET/EST *****

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Infographic Details

In the past 24-hours there have been no reported cases but one more fatality which brings the total for China to 108-cases including 23-deaths.

For the first time a case has been reported outside of mainland China. Taiwan reported that a 53-year old man (with underlying health issues) had the condition. He had returned from Suzhou, Jiangsu Province on the 9th April, became symptomatic three days later and was hospitalised in Taiwan on the 16th April.

21.1% of all known cases have been fatal so far. For context SARS was 10.9%.

There were no confirmed discharges in the past 24-hours. The confirmed recoveries remain static at 14 (12.8%).

In another interesting development the first potential case has been reported by Xinhua in Jianxi province, although this has not been confirmed by the Centre for Health Protection. Jiangxi is located in East China next to the Zhejiang which still has the most confirmed victims at 42 (including six deaths).

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The most recent fatality reported was on the 24th April 2013 via Xinhua.

Final Thought

The movement of the virus from China to Taiwan on an airplane, although troubling was to be expected, especially given the amount of inbound travel from the mainland. According to Taiwan Holidays around 1.06-million mainland Chinese visited the island between January and May 2012.

This is the first confirmation of movement of the virus outside of China and as a development it is one to watch.

Updates (25/04/2013)

  • I have updated the fatalities paragraph after an excellent suggestion by @influenza_bio. Here are the points that he raised via Twitter.

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