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

05/17/2013 | AAFP News Now

The CDC is asking U.S. health care professionals to maintain a high level of 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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