The Centre for Health Protection has issued a news release: Six additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) and one case of avian influenza A(H10N8) in Mainland closely monitored by DH. Excerpt:
According to the latest reports of the Mainland health authorities as at yesterday (January 25), six additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) were confirmed in Guangdong (one case), Fujian (one case), Zhejiang (three cases) and Jiangsu (one case). The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is closely monitoring the situation.
The case in Guangdong involves an 82-year-old man who lives in Shenzhen. He is currently under treatment in a local hospital. The case in Fujian involves a 46-year-old woman who is still hospitalised for treatment.
The three cases in Zhejiang involve a man aged 49, and two women aged 48 and 60. All of them are currently hospitalised for treatment
The case in Jiangsu involves a 57-year-old man who is still hospitalised for treatment.
As of January 25, a total of 237 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed on the Mainland, including Zhejiang (98 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Jiangsu (32 cases), Guangdong (30 cases), Fujian (13 cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Anhui (four cases), Henan (four cases), Beijing (three cases), Hunan (two cases), Shandong (two cases), Hebei (one case) and Guizhou (one case, imported from Zhejiang).
Additionally, the CHP received notification of an additional human case of avian influenza A(H10N8) in Jiangxi from the National Health and Family Planning Commission. The patient is a 55-year-old woman who visited a poultry market on January 4. She became ill on January 8 and is currently hospitalised for treatment.