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Title: China reported seventeen human cases of H7N9 influenza from March 24 to 30 2017.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype (Asian Lineage), 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 31) received notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission that 17 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including three deaths, were recorded from March 24 to 30.

The CHP strongly urges the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

The 14 male and three female patients, aged from 35 to 81, had their onset from March 6 to 24.

The cases were six cases from Hunan, three cases each in Jiangsu and Guangxi, two cases each from Fujian and Guizhou, and one case in Zhejiang.

Among them, 16 were known to have exposure to poultry or poultry markets.


The public may visit the CHP's pages for more information:


Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.