PLA Senior Colonel Posts Delusional Reaction To H7N9, Calls It An American Weapon

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A senior colonel in the People’s Liberation Army apparently thinks the H7N9 avian flu virus is an American biological weapon unleashed for the suppression of the Chinese people, or something. As relayed by SCMP’s Patrick Boehler: “The national leadership should not pay too much attention to it,” Dai Xu, senior colonel with the People’s Liberation... Read more »

Don’t look now, but four more sick from H7N9 [UPDATE]

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This will be fun: let’s track new cases of bird flu, specifically this new, confounding H7N9 strain. Four more cases have been reported by a health bureau in Jiangsu province, according to AP. It remains non-contagious and not actually caused by birds. The health bureau of eastern Jiangsu province said in a notice on its... Read more »

Little-known strain of bird flu, H7N9, kills 2 in Shanghai

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Move over, H5N1. There’s a new strain of bird flu that can infect and kill humans — though currently it does not appear to be contagious. Xinhua reports that three humans came down with H7N9 avian influenza recently in Shanghai and Anhui province. The two from Shanghai are dead, while the other, a 35-year-old woman from... Read more »