Thimphu, 17-19 March: A three day national consultative workshop organised in order to enhance country’s preparedness and contingency plan for H7N9 concluded at the Rochog Pel Hotel. The workshop was felt necessary considering the increasing cases of H7N9 in humans in China since March 2013, which has caused around 119 deaths out of 384 cases reported. H7N9 is a new bird flu strain of the species Influenza virus A, an unusually dangerous virus for humans, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is more humanised than H5N1.
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