Human infection of novel avian influenza A(H7N4) virus

Multiple reassortant strains of novel, highly pathogenic avian influenza A have recently emerged and spread over the world. Here we report on a 68-year-old woman in Jiangsu, China, with influenza A(H7N4) infection and associated illness, which strongly demonstrating the ability of the virus to spread from animals to humans and thus emphasizing the importance of continuous surveillance of the emerging viruses.