The number of new infections in China’s H7N9 outbreak continues a steep ascent, with 23 more cases reported over the past 4 days, along with four deaths, one of them in a health worker at a Shanghai hospital.
The daily number of new H7N9 cases equals the pace of disease activity seen during the peak of the outbreak last spring. The disease is thought to be spreading from poultry to people in settings such as live markets, and the surge of new cases comes at a time of increased demand for poultry ahead of China’s Lunar New Year celebrations later this month.
I question about the solely avian transmission pathway… this might be much more complex…
Read more here … http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2014/01/h7n9-cases-china-surge-past-200