Via the Centre for Health Protection, 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 (March 18), two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong and Hunan reported by the Mainland health authorities.
The case in Guangdong involves a man aged 73 while the case in Hunan involves a woman aged 75, both of whom are under treatment in hospital.
As of yesterday, a total of 384 human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (138 cases), Guangdong (90 cases), Jiangsu (43 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Fujian (21 cases), Hunan (18 cases), Anhui (10 cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Beijing (four cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Shandong (three cases), Guizhou (one case, imported from Zhejiang), Hebei (one case) and Jilin (one case).
At this rate we could be close to 400 cases by the time we reach March 31, the anniversary of the first announcement about H7N9.