ECDC publishes interim case definition and case finding algorithm for reporting patients with A(H7N9)

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The case definition and case finding algorithm have been prepared for surveillance purposes only and they will be adjusted as the current avian influenza A(H7N9) situation develops.

The document published today by ECDC sets out a proposed case definition and case finding algorithm for cases of infection with influenza A(H7N9) in EU/EEA Member States.

These case definition and case finding algorithm have been prepared for surveillance purposes only. They will be adjusted as the current avian influenza A(H7N9) situation develops. They do not provide guidance for clinical diagnosis, nor for management of persons requiring investigation or confirmed cases.