The Centre for Health Protection has issued a February 9 news release: CHP closely monitors three 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 8), a total of three additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) confirmed respectively in Zhejiang, Hunan and Jiangsu (one case each), according to the latest reports of the Mainland health authorities.
The case in Zhejiang involves a man aged 61 who is now hospitalised for treatment. He is in critical condition.
The case in Hunan is a man aged 38 while that in Jiangsu is a man aged 53. Both are currently under treatment in hospital.
As of yesterday, a total of 320 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (127 cases), Guangdong (58 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Jiangsu (40 cases), Fujian (20 cases), Hunan (nine cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Anhui (four cases), Beijing (four cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Shandong (two cases), Guizhou (one case, imported from Zhejiang) and Hebei (one case).