H7N9 bird flu

It hasn't popped up here yet, but a scary new form of the bird flu has doctors in our area on high alert.

It's called H7N7. Dr. Sheena Keene is reading up on it in Henrico.

It is currently only seen in China. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Practice good hygiene and frequent handwashing, especially when it comes to preparing food, using the restroom and handling animals.

There is currently no vaccine. Be careful if you travel to China.

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