Title: #China announced three new cases of #human #infection with #H7N9 #influenza.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in Henan province, Beijing and Shanghai municipalities of China.
Source: RTHK, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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China announced three new cases of human infection with H7N9 influenza
2017-02-13 HKT 23:09
The Mainland China notified three cases of H5N1 Avian Influenza A (H7N9) infection in humans, with three patients from Henan, Beijing and Shanghai.
The first case is a 35-year-old female farmer diagnosed in Nanyang City, Henan Province, she developed a mild illness, had a history of exposure to poultry.
The second case in Beijing, a 68-year-old male patient in critical condition, he also has a history of exposure to poultry, his close contacts without symptoms, the case was identified as imported from Hebei cases.
The third is a 58-year-old male patient in Shanghai is being treated.
According to the information provided by the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 90% of the Mainland's cases have been exposed to live poultry. The percentage of virus-positive samples collected from the first case samples shows an increase in the environmental contamination of the H7N9 virus.
Keywords: China; Shanghai; Beijing; Henan; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.