For health professionals: Avian influenza A(H7N9)

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Health professionals are reminded to refer to their provincial or territorial Ministry of Health for specific recommendations on surveillance and public health.

Relevant laboratory guidance and identified protocols can be found in the Protocol for Microbiological Investigations of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI).

Public health authorities in Canada are advised to continue vigilance for the recognition, reporting and prompt investigation of patients with SARI or severe influenza-like illness (ILI).


Antiviral drugs such as oseltamivir or zanamivir can reduce the duration of illness and improve the prospect of survival if administered within 48 hours of illness onset.

The following resources provide additional information on the clinical management of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus:

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