Despite the increase of affected people, to date seven fatalities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said there is no evidence of human to human transmission of the new outbreak of the virus H7N9 virus of bird flu in China, as the flu H5N1, which caused more than 360 deaths worldwide between 2003 and March of 2013, scientists fear that a mutation of the H7N9 virus will cause contamination between humans, triggering a pandemia.
In Ecuador, the first case of bird flu appeared in May of 2009 and until May 2010, 2251 cases were confirmmed and also 129 deaths from influenza A (H1N1), according to reports from the Ministry of Health.
During a press conference, Michael O’Leary, WHO’s representative in China said that although the source of infection is not Known “for now there is no evidence” of man-to-man transmission of strain H7N9 of bird flu.
So far it only people located in eastern China have been infected, but is still unclear what caused the infection. Authorities in Shanghai, where most deaths have occurred, have taken steps to try to define the infecting strain.