The Centre for Health Protection has issued this January 28 news release: CHP notified of six 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 yesterday (January 27) of six additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Shenzhen (one case) and Jiangmen (one case) from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province; and in Jiangsu (one case), Hunan (one case) and Fujian (two cases) from the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
The two cases in Guangdong involved a woman aged 77 and a man aged 68. The woman is currently hospitalised for treatment while the man died on January 25.
The case in Jiangsu involved a woman aged 74 who is now under treatment in hospital.
The case in Hunan involved a woman aged 58 who is still under treatment in hospital.
The two cases in Fujian involved a man aged 69 and a woman aged 72, both of whom are now hospitalised for treatment.
As of yesterday, a total of 246 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (100 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Jiangsu (34 cases), Guangdong (32 cases), Fujian (15 cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Anhui (four cases), Henan (four cases), Beijing (three cases), Hunan (three cases), Shandong (two cases), Hebei (one case) and Guizhou (one case, imported from Zhejiang).