Title: #HK CHP closely monitors two #human cases of #avian #influenza A(#H7N9) in #Guizhou and #Hubei.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, epidemic in China.
Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).
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CHP closely monitors two human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9)
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (January 16) closely monitoring two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guizhou and Hubei, 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 Guizhou Province, the patient, aged 79 from Qiandongnan Prefecture, has been hospitalised.
The Health and Family Planning Commission of Hubei Province reported that the male patient, aged 38 from Wuhan and in a critical condition, had exposure to a poultry market.
From 2013 to date, at least 906 human H7N9 cases have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, 131 of which have been recorded from November 2016 thus far, including:
- 57 in Jiangsu,
- 22 in Zhejiang,
- 15 in Guangdong,
- 14 in Anhui,
- seven in Jiangxi,
- four in Shanghai,
- three each in Fujian, Guizhou and Hunan,
- two in Shandong and
- one in Hubei.
Four cases (imported) and two cases were respectively recorded in Hong Kong and Macau.
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/Monday, January 16, 2017 / Issued at HKT 18:00 / NNNN
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human; China; Hubei; Guizhou.