The Centre for Health Protection has issued a January 24 news release: Mainland health authorities report seven additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9). Excerpt:
Mainland health authorities have reported to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) that as at yesterday (January 23), seven additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) had been confirmed in Shenzhen (one case), Zhejiang (five cases) and Shanghai (one case).
The case in Shenzhen involves a woman aged 34. She is currently hospitalised for treatment.
The cases in Zhejiang involve two men aged 59 and 71 and three women aged 63, 66 and 71. They are currently hospitalised for treatment.
The case in Shanghai involves a woman aged 61 who is currently hospitalised for treatment.
As of January 23, a total of 221 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed on the Mainland, including Zhejiang (88 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Jiangsu (31 cases), Guangdong (27 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.
Shanghai Daily says the local case is a woman named Qin. Her condition was not disclosed.