CDC warns of norovirus, H7N9 outbreak during Lunar New Year

The increased norovirus cases in Taiwan recently were mainly associated with a new strain of norovirus, GII.2, the CDC said.

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/01/26
By: Wendy Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Thursday has warned

(By Central News Agency)

the holiday travelers to watch for norovirus outbreaks in Japan and South Korea, and the surge of H7N9 avian influenza cases in China, as travel tends to increase during the Lunar New Year holiday.

In a press conference, CDC Deputy Director-General Philip Lo said that H7N9 avian flu continues to spread through parts of China, with as many as 245 confirmed cases being recorded since October.

Most of the infections were reported in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, and Guangdong, and many of them have been reported exposure to live poultry, he added.   [FULL  STORY]

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