Title: #China reported an #upsurge in the number of #human cases of #H7N9 #influenza with 27 new #infections.
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 (April 21) received notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission that 27 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including seven deaths, were recorded from April 14 to 20, and strongly urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
The 16 male and 11 female patients, aged from 34 to 79, had onset from March 22 to April 18, of whom:
- 7 were from Beijing,
- 5 from Hunan,
- 3 from Hebei,
- 3 from Sichuan,
- 2 from Shandong,
- 2 from Zhejiang,
- 1 from Anhui,
- 1 from Gansu,
- 1 from Guangxi,
- 1 from Jiangxi,
- 1 from Liaoning.
Among them, 21 were known to have exposure to poultry, poultry markets or mobile stalls.
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.
Keywords: China; HK PRC SAR; Updates; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.