MOSCOW, May 2 (RIA Novosti) - A total of 19 new human cases of H7N9 avian influenza were registered in China’s mainland over the past week, while another case was confirmed in Taiwan, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.
The agency said citing the National Health and Family Planning Commission that the total number of people infected with the new strain of bird flu since late March in the Chinese mainland climbed to 127.
The commission added that so far 26 people died from the virus, while the same number of people recovered from the disease.
The World Health Organization said earlier that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission of the flu.
There is currently no vaccine against the virus.
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