Via The Standard: Girl, 4, isolated after contact with H7N9.
A four-year-old Hong Kong girl who came into close contact with a Shenzhen man infected with H7N9 has been placed in isolation at Princess Margaret Hospital.
The girl and her 37-year-old mother were in Shenzhen from December 26 until Monday.
The girl had close contact on December 30 with the 31-year-old infected man, who was by then beginning to show symptoms, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Guangdong said.
Notified by the center, the local Centre for Health Protection started contact tracing and located the girl and her mother yesterday.
"Preliminary investigation showed that the girl has been asymptomatic all along while her mother developed a sore throat on Monday," the center said.
The pair have been admitted to isolation ward at Princess Margaret and their respiratory specimens will be taken for preliminary laboratory testing.
The Shenzhen resident, who is the second case of H7N9 infection in the mainland city, did not have any contact with live poultry.
After starting to show symptoms on December 30, he was admitted to hospital on Friday.He has received Tamiflu and is in a stable condition.
Health authorities have placed 35 of his close contacts under medical observation but their throat swabs have all tested negative for H7N9.
Meanwhile, health authorities in Dongguan said a patient named He died of organ failure after being confirmed to have contracted the H7N9 virus last month.
Guangdong has so far reported nine cases of H7N9, and this is the first fatality.
A total of 149 human cases of H7N9 have been detected in the mainland, and two in Hong Kong.
At least 45 have died across the border, and one in Hong Kong.