Dear FG attendees,

On April 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that influenza A (H7N9), a type of flu virus usually seen in birds, has been identified in a number of people in China. Cases have been confirmed in the following provinces and municipalities: Anhui, Beijing, Henan, Jiangsu, Shanghai, and Zhejiang. We have been closely monitoring the development.

So far, the virus is limited to a very small number of people. There is no official advice from US or other countries against traveling to China. Further advice on the flu and travel to China can be found in the CDC website below

We will continue watching the situation and update you if necessary. In the meantime, we have taken the necessary precautions to protect the health of all conference participants. We look forward to seeing you in Shanghai.

FG 2013 organizers