Epidemiological Update: Human infection caused by avian influenza A(H7N9) in China - 8 May 2013

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Epidemiological Alerts The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends that Member States continue efforts to prepare and maintain the capacity to detect any unusual health event, including those that might be associated with a new subtype of influenza virus. PAHO/WHO encourages Member States to consider developing diagnostic capabilities for detecting infection caused by avian influenza A(H7N9).

The Organization does not advise health screening at points of entry in relation to this event, nor that any travel or trade restrictions be applied.