Title: #HK CHP closely monitors four #human cases of #influenza #H7N9 in #China and #Taiwan.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in various provinces of China, one imported case in Taiwan.
Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).
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CHP closely monitors four human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland and Taiwan
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (February 5) closely monitoring three human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland and an imported case in Taiwan, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
According to the Hunan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the 37-year-old male patient from Changsha in Hunan was exposed to poultry and is now in serious condition.
The Health and Family Planning Commission in Guangxi reported that the 32-year-old male patient from Guigang City in Guangxi worked in Guangdong before onset and is now in critical condition.
The third case is a male patient from Honghu City in Hubei.
Meanwhile, according to the health authority in Taiwan, the 69-year-old male patient had his onset in Guangdong on January 23. He returned to Taiwan on January 25 for management and was diagnosed with H7N9 infection yesterday (February 4).
According to a report from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, under the routine environmental surveillance in affected provinces like Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong, the positive rate of H7N9 among environmental samples collected from live poultry markets or other live poultry-related environments increased in December 2016 and was higher than the rates in the same period in previous years.
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.
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; China; Taiwan; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Hunan; Guangxi; Hubei.