A February 4 news release from the Centre for Health Protection: CHP notified of four additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) yesterday (February 3) received notification of four additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Zhongshan and Huizhou from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province, and in Fujian and Hunan from the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
The case in Zhongshan involves a girl aged 2 while that in Huizhou is a woman aged 76. Both are hospitalised for treatment. The case in Fujian involves a man aged 27 who is now under treatment in hospital. The case in Hunan was a man aged 59 who died yesterday.
As of yesterday, a total of 284 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (114 cases), Guangdong (47 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Jiangsu (36 cases), Fujian (18 cases), Hunan (six cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Anhui (four cases), Henan (four cases), Beijing (three cases), Shandong (two cases), Guangxi (one case), Guizhou (one case, imported from Zhejiang) and Hebei (one case).
The CHP is closely monitoring the situation.