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May 7, 2013

CHCC assures: CNMI still has zero A(H7N9) cases

Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. emergency preparedness director Warren Villagomez assures that the CNMI still has zero suspected cases of a bird flu strain originating from China.

As of May 3, the World Health Organization website has recorded 126 cases and 24 deaths caused by the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

According to Villagomez, the corporation remains vigilant against this bird flu outbreak and continuously monitors all activities from different sources such as daily updates from WHO and from the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control, among other sources.