CDC asks U.S. physicians to be watchful for H7N9 virus

05/17/2013 | AAFP News Now

The CDC is asking U.S. health care professionals to stay on high alert for the H7N9 virus, even though China has not reported any new cases since May 7 and the risk to Americans is small. CDC officials said the potential for a global pandemic is not yet known and physicians should consider H7N9 infection in patients with acute febrile respiratory illness and an appropriate travel or exposure history.

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