Title: #HK CHP notified of 84 new #human cases of #avian #influenza #H7N9 in #China.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, current epidemiological situation in China.
Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).
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CHP notified of human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (January 20) received notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission that 84 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including seven deaths, were recorded from January 1 to 15.
The CHP strongly urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel, in particular during the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays.
The 60 male and 24 female patients aged from 3 to 79 had their onset from December 13, 2016 to January 13, 2017.
The cases were from:
- Jiangsu (34 cases),
- Zhejiang (23 cases),
- Anhui (14 cases),
- Fujian (five cases) and
- four cases each in Hunan and Jiangxi.
Among them, 28 reported exposure to poultry or poultry markets while the source of infection of 52 cases was still under investigation.
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/Friday, January 20, 2017 / Issued at HKT 22:58 / NNNN
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; China; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.