Via the Centre for Health Protection: CHP notified of nine additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification today (January 20) from the National Health and Family Planning Commission of nine additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Zhejiang (six cases), Shanghai (two cases) and Fujian (one case).
The cases in Zhejiang involve a woman aged 71 and five men aged 53, 54, 55, 61 and 63. They are all currently hospitalised for treatment.
The cases in Shanghai involve two men aged 31 and 77. Both patients passed away on January 18.
The case in Fujian involves a 55-year-old man. He is still hospitalised for treatment.
As of 9pm today, a total of 204 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (77 cases), Shanghai (40 cases), Jiangsu (30 cases), Guangdong (23 cases), Fujian (12 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.