The Centre for Health Protection has published NHFPC notifies CHP of four additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Shanghai and Zhejiang. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification today (January 17) from the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of four additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Shanghai (one case) and Zhejiang (three cases).
The patient of Shanghai is a 54-year-old man. He is currently under treatment in a local hospital.
In Zhejiang, three cases involve three men aged 54, 62 and 66. They are still hospitalised for treatment.
As of 9pm today, a total of 187 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (68 cases), Shanghai (38 cases), Jiangsu (30 cases), Guangdong (20 cases), Fujian (nine cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Anhui (four cases), Henan (four cases), Beijing (two cases), Hunan (two cases), Shandong (two cases), Hebei (one case) and Guizhou (one case, imported from Zhejiang).
The CHP will follow up with the Mainland health authorities for more case details.