Title: #HK CHP closely monitors three #human cases of #influenza #H7N9 in #Henan & #Sichuan.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in Henan and Sichuan provinces of China.
Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).
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CHP closely monitors three human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (February 9) closely monitoring three additional human cases 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 a male farmer aged 54 from Dengzhou, Nanyang, is in critical condition. His close contacts remain asymptomatic.
Separately, the Health and Family Planning Commission of Sichuan Province reported that two male patients aged 55 and 75 from Suining are now hospitalised for isolation and management and are in critical condition. Their close contacts remain asymptomatic.
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/Thursday, February 9, 2017 / Issued at HKT 17:30 / NNNN
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human; Henan; Sichuan.