TypePad has been experiencing denial of service attacks today, but it's up at the moment so I hasten to post this news release from the Centre for Health Protection: CHP notified of three additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification yesterday (March 5) of a total of three additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Guangzhou from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province; and in Jiangsu and Shandong from the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
The case in Guangzhou involves a man aged 75 who died on March 1. The case in Jiangsu is a man aged 36. The case in Shandong is a man aged 59 with his disease onset in Jiangsu and he returned to Shandong afterwards. Both are hospitalised for treatment.
As of yesterday, a total of 374 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (138 cases), Guangdong (83 cases), Jiangsu (43 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Fujian (20 cases), Hunan (17 cases), Anhui (nine 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).