The Centre for Health Protection has issued a February 16 news release: CHP notified of four additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland. Three are confirmations of cases reported earlier today (February 15) by Xinhua; the Hunan case seems to be new. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) yesterday (February 15) received notification of four additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Guangzhou (two cases) from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province, and in Anhui and Hunan (one case each) from the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
The cases in Guangzhou involve a four-year-old girl and a 79-year-old man. The case in Anhui involves a 14-year-old girl while the case in Hunan is a 46-year-old man. All of them are under treatment in hospital.
As of yesterday, a total of 344 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (135 cases), Guangdong (68 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Jiangsu (40 cases), Fujian (20 cases), Hunan (12 cases), Anhui (seven 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).