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H7N9 Spreads to Taiwan; Island Biotechs Rush to Make Vaccine

By Dave Silver
Contributing Writer

Friday, April 26, 2013
TAIPEI, Taiwan – With the number of confirmed H7N9 infections cases in China currently at 108 and 22 deaths, Taiwan confirmed its first case of H7N9 avian influenza infection – a 53-year-old Taiwanese returning to the island on April 9 after working in China's Jiangsu province. Meanwhile, viral material for use in both creating more accurate diagnostic kits and for vaccine production arrived in Taiwan, sent courtesy of Chinese health authorities.

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