CDC China Director Wang Yu on 15th August said that since H7N9 avian influenza virus was first found in the end of March in China, as of August 15, 134 patients in mainland of China and one in Taiwan have been identified as infected by the virus among which 45 deaths were involved. With unknown factors regarding the causes and effects of the disease, the pandemic risk of the new avian flu virus should not be underestimated.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Chinese government have collaborated on public health priorities that affect China, the United States, and the global community for more than 30 years. U.S. CDC focuses its work in China on HIV/AIDS, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, immunization, workforce development, noncommunicable diseases, risk communication, emergency preparedness, and laboratory quality and safety.