Of the ≈400 cases of avian influenza (H7N9) diagnosed in China since 2003, the only travel-related cases have been in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Detection of a case in a Chinese tourist in Sabah, Malaysia, highlights the ease with which emerging viral respiratory infections can travel globally.
William, T., Thevarajah, B., Fee Lee, S., Suleiman, M., Jeffree, M. S., Saat, Z., Thayan, R., Tambyah, P. A., & Yeo, T. (2015). Avian influenza (H7N9) virus infection in chinese tourist in Malaysia, 2014. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 21(1), 142-145. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2101.141092