It might have be influenced by Chinese new year, when millions of people celebrate this traditional feast with their family in the town where they’re originated from. But the number of human cases is sharply climbing, with a number of 42 new human cases of H7N9 in Guangdong.
Another report is stating more than 500 human cases in China since the first outbreaks in 2014.
Especially in Vietnam, the authorities are worried about the outbreaks in China.
The last real news was from December 2014 in the South China Morning Post, flagging indifference.
China seems not to be effected by outbreaks of H5N1, H5N2, H5N3, H5N8 or H7N9, as opposed to other parts in the world, like:
Unless the human infections are transmitted from human-to-human (what has been categorically denied, because that would mean that H7N9 is close to become its human pandemic state), H7N9 is going like wild fire, without notification in the Western/English language press. It does not mean that China doesn’t publish outbreaks, but it will be carefully being done in local Chinese newspapers, like the Chinese government officials did during the outbreaks of H5N1 in 2004.