Title: #HK CHP notified of 28 #human cases of #influenza #H7N9 in #China [Feb. 13-23 ‘17].
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases reported in China
Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).
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CHP notified of human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (February 25) received notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission that 28 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including four deaths, were recorded from February 13 to 23. The CHP strongly urges the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
The 22 male and six female patients aged from four to 81 had their onset from January 27 to February 17.
The cases were from:
- Anhui (five cases),
- Guangdong (five cases),
- Jiangsu (four cases),
- Zhejiang (four cases),
- Henan (three cases),
- Hunan (two cases),
- Jiangxi (two cases), and
- one case each in Fujian, Hubei and Shandong.
Among them, 17 reported exposure to poultry or poultry markets.
In addition, the CHP is closely monitoring one additional human H7N9 case reported in Guangxi. According to the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a patient in Pingle County with exposure to poultry has died.
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/Saturday, February 25, 2017 / Issued at HKT 12:56 / NNNN
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; China; Avian Influenza; H7N9; Human.