There has been a distinct upward trend in new confirmed case announcements since about October 2013.
Despite what looks like a slow-down at the top of that peak (the pale blue mountain), remember that there is a lag between a patient getting sick and when that patient is announced to the public as a laboratory-confirmed H7N9 case. How long is that lag though?
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I'm bet that slope will continue as we plug in today's and tomorrows and the next day's new cases; right up until we get a precipitous decline when the live poultry markets finally get shutdown in the face of overwhelming concern about case numbers and deaths.
It's all well and good to prefer seeing a healthy chicken before purchasing it, but what about ensuring a healthy family afterwards?