Title: #HK CHP notified of 21 #human cases of #influenza #H7N9 in #China (from 3/10 to 3/16/17).
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases 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 (March 17) received notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission that 21 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including four deaths, were recorded from March 10 to 16.
The CHP strongly urges the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
The 19 male and two female patients, aged from 33 to 77, had their onset from February 28 to March 13.
The cases were:
- six cases from Guangxi,
- five cases in Hunan,
- three cases in Guangdong
- three cases in Guizhou,
- two cases in Henan and
- one case in Jiangxi
- one case in Fujian.
Among them, 18 were known to have exposure to poultry or poultry markets.
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/Friday, March 17, 2017 / Issued at HKT 17:50 / NNNN
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.