Title: #HK CHP notified of sixteen new #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 19) is monitoring notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission that 16 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including two deaths, were recorded from May 12 to 17, and strongly urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
The 11 male and five female patients, aged 30 to 84, had onset from April 29 to May 13, of whom:
- six were from Hebei,
- two from Shandong and
- one from Beijing,
- one from Chongqing,
- one from Jiangsu,
- one from Zhejiang,
- one from Anhui,
- one from Hunan,
- one from Shaanxi and
- one from Sichuan.
Among them, 15 were known to have exposure to poultry, poultry markets or mobile stalls.
The public may visit the CHP's pages for more information:
Keywords: China; HK PRC SAR; Updates; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.