Title: #HK CHP closely monitors #human case of #influenza #H7N9 #Henan, #China.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human case in Henan province of China.
Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).
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CHP closely monitors human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (February 7) closely monitoring an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in the Mainland, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
The Health and Family Planning Commission of Henan Province reported that the male patient aged 38 from Kaifeng lives in Zhengzhou and was under treatment in critical condition.
"Since late 2016, the number of human H7N9 cases reported in the Mainland hugely increased from six in November 2016 to 106 in December 2016 and 183 last month as of January 29, 2017.
‘’The number of cases in this wave so far has been much higher than that in the same period last winter. Cases imported from Guangdong have also been reported in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan," a spokesman for the CHP said.
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/Tuesday, February 7, 2017 / Issued at HKT 17:25 / NNNN
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human; China; Hebei.