Title: #HK CHP closely monitors six #human cases of #avian #influenza A(#H7N9) in #China.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases reported in Jiangxi, Hunan and Shandong Provinces and in Shanghai municipality of China.
Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).
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CHP closely monitors six human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (January 8) closely monitoring a total of six additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Jiangxi, Shanghai, Hunan and Shandong, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
According to the Health and Family Planning Commission of Jiangxi Province, the three patients include two women aged 72 and 83 both in critical condition as well as a man aged 48 in stable condition.
The Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning reported that the patient is a man aged 58.
The Hunan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the male patient aged 35 in critical condition had close contact with poultry.
In addition, the Health and Family Planning Commission of Laiwu Municipality reported that the patient is a man aged 53.
The public may visit the CHP's pages for more information:
- the avian influenza page,
- the weekly Avian Influenza Report, global statistics and affected areas of avian influenza,
- the Facebook Page and
- the YouTube Channel.
Ends/Sunday, January 8, 2017 / Issued at HKT 10:41 / NNNN
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human; Jiangxi; Hunan; Shandong; Shanghai.