From May 2 -16, Chinese authorities reported seven new cases of the novel H7H9 human infection.
The incidence of H7N9 transmission to humans has lessened, but it is unknown whether fewer cases signal a subsiding problem, or something else. From May 2-16, Chinese authorities reported just seven new cases of the novel H7N9 human infection. Just 24 cases were reported from April 24, through May 16. Unfortunately, the fatality rate among H7N9 victims remains alarmingly high.