Title: #HK CHP closely monitors two #human cases of #influenza #H7N9 in #Sichuan.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in Sichuan province of China.
Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).
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CHP closely monitors two human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Sichuan
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (February 22) closely monitoring two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Sichuan, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
According to the Health and Family Planning Commission of Sichuan Province, two patients were confirmed in Guang'an. Both had live poultry exposure before onset.
There is a likely risk that environments with live poultry in the Mainland might be contaminated with avian influenza viruses.
Travellers to the Mainland or other affected areas must avoid visiting wet markets, poultry markets or farms. They should be alert to the presence of backyard poultry when visiting relatives and friends. They should also avoid purchase of live or freshly slaughtered poultry, and avoid touching poultry/birds or their droppings. They should strictly observe personal and hand hygiene when visiting any place with live poultry.
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/Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / Issued at HKT 17:19 / NNNN
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human; China; Sichuan.