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We report infection of humans with highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in Shaanxi, China, in May 2017. We obtained complete genomes for samples from 5 patients and from live poultry markets or farms in 4 cities. Results indicate that H7N9 is spreading westward from southern and eastern China.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid2406.171135

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerging infectious diseases

Publication Date

17/06/2018

Volume

24

Pages

1095 - 1098

Keywords

Animals, Humans, RNA, Viral, Phylogeny, Genes, Viral, China, Influenza, Human, Influenza A Virus, H7N9 Subtype