Title: #HK CHP notified of imported #human case of #avian #influenza A(#H7N9) in #Macau.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, imported case in Macao.
Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).
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CHP notified of imported human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Macau
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health received notification of an imported human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) from the Health Bureau of Macau late last night (January 12), and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
The female patient, aged 72 with underlying illnesses, has developed fever and cough since January 8 in Zhongshan. She returned to Macau on January 10 and was hospitalised for the management of pneumonia. She was in a stable condition.
Enquiries revealed that she kept chickens in her residence in Zhongshan and had visited wet markets with live chickens there.
From 2013 to date, at least 904 human H7N9 cases have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, 129 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 and Hunan, and
- two each in Guizhou and Shandong.
Four (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/Friday, January 13, 2017 / Issued at HKT 11:18 / NNNN
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; Macao SAR; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human; Guangdong.