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Title: #HK CHP notified of 12 #human cases of #avian #influenza A(#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 (June 9) is monitoring a notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission that 12 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) were recorded from June 2 to 8, and strongly urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

The eight male and four female patients, aged from 4 to 68, had onset from May 20 to June 3.

Three of them are from Beijing, two each from Anhui, Chongqing and Henan, and one each from Jiangsu, Shaanxi and Shandong.

Two cases reported in Beijing were likely infected in Hebei and Shanxi while the case reported in Shaanxi was likely infected in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Among them, nine 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, June 9, 2017 / Issued at HKT 18:41 / NNNN


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