Scientists document case of human-to-human H7N9 transmission

08/6/2013 | CNN · National Public Radio · Voice of America

Scientists have reported the first known case of apparent person-to-person direct transmission of H7N9 avian influenza. The virus, identified earlier this year, has infected more than 130 people and killed 43 of them. A 32-year-old woman apparently contracted the virus while caring for her ill father, who was likely exposed at a poultry market. Both died of organ failure associated with the infection. However, 43 other people who had direct contact with the pair did not become infected.

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