Via Shanghai Daily: City’s 4th case of H7N9 this year reported. Excerpt:
A new case of H7N9 bird flu was reported in the city yesterday, the fourth this month in Shanghai.
A 35-year-old man, a native of Ningbo in neighboring Zhejiang Province, was confirmed with the infection on January 4.
The man, surnamed Wu, is receiving treatment at a local hospital, said the Shanghai Health and Family Planning Commission.
It didn’t say whether Wu had been in contact with live poultry.
Shanghai’s first case this winter, reported on January 4, was an 86-year-old man, surnamed Zhou, who had bought live poultry.
In two cases reported last week, a 58-year-old woman, surnamed Zhang, was confirmed on Friday and a 56-year-old man, surnamed Shi, diagnosed on Saturday.
The commission did not say whether they had been in contact with live poultry.
Experts say exposure to live poultry at markets is a major risk factor and Shanghai’s live poultry markets will shut from the end of this month until April 30.