The latest H7N9 case-per-day chart shows that the trickle of human cases of confirmed avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection is becoming a drip. The tap? My money is still mostly with the market closures. What precisely in the markets? Dunno, but the consensus seems to be poultry; songbirds loo pretty god to though. It doesn’t have to be, and is unlikely to be, just 1 thing of course. We know that this virus, as with other avian influenza viruses, can be shared around among bird species. It can even go into a human and that isolate be used to infect a bird again.
Me: Live markets are incubators and major transmission points for all old flu and new ones as well – ties to Lunar New Year preparations is also clear. Next year? H7N9 exported to Vietnam, Korea, India, Cambodia, Thailand?