Title: #HK CHP notified of 23 #human #cases of #avian #influenza #H7N9 in #China.
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 (May 12) is monitoring notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission that 23 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including seven deaths, were recorded from May 5 to 11, and strongly urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
The 13 male and 10 female patients, aged 31 to 83, had onset from April 11 to May 6, of whom:
- 5 were from Hebei;
- 3 from Henan,
- 3 from Shaanxi and
- 3 from Sichuan;
- 2 from Beijing and
- 2 from Jiangsu; and
- 1 from Fujian,
- 1 from Gansu,
- 1 from Hubei,
- 1 from Tianjin and
- 1 from Zhejiang.
Among them, 20 were known to have exposure to poultry, poultry markets or mobile stalls.
The public may visit the CHP's pages for more information:
Ends/Friday, May 12, 2017 / Issued at HKT 17:40 / NNNN
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human; China.