The Centre for Health Protection has issued a news release: CHP closely monitors two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is closely monitoring, as of yesterday (February 19), two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Foshan and Hunan according to the latest reports of the Mainland health authorities.
The case in Foshan involves a man aged 79 while the case in Hunan is a woman aged 29. They are hospitalised for treatment.
As of yesterday, a total of 350 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (135 cases), Guangdong (70 cases), Jiangsu (41 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Fujian (20 cases), Hunan (14 cases), Anhui (eight cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Beijing (four cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Shandong (two cases), Guizhou (one case, imported from Zhejiang) and Hebei (one case).
Hunan Ribao has a very brief report on the woman's case; her surname is Liu and she's a resident of Changsha. She is the 12th H7N9 case in Hunan this year.