Title: #HK, #Update on imported #human case of #avian #influenza A(#H7N9).
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, imported case in Hong Kong.
Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).
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Update on imported human case of avian influenza A(H7N9)
The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health today (December 21) reported an update on the first imported human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Hong Kong this winter.
Contact tracing has so far identified 74 close contacts and 78 other contacts.
Among the close contacts, a healthcare worker (HCW) of North District Hospital with mild symptoms reported yesterday (December 20) tested negative for influenza virus.
An additional HCW with mild respiratory symptoms in stable condition has been admitted for observation, pending laboratory testing.
Regarding the other contacts, one relevant in-patient and five HCWs with mild symptoms tested negative for influenza virus.
Ends/Wednesday, December 21, 2016 / Issued at HKT 18:09 / NNNN
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; Avian Influenza; H7N9; Human.