Influenza A/H7N9 virus mutation does not change risk to people

Although genetic changes in influenza A/H7N9 may have implications for poultry, there is no evidence to date of increased transmissibility to humans or sustainable human-to-human transmission.

In February 2017, a new A/H7N9 virus with high pathogenicity in poultry was detected in three patients connected to Guangdong, China, as well as in environmental and poultry samples.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention & Control (ECDC) said this is an important development to be monitored, but the agency's updated rapid risk assessment

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