A news release from the Centre for Health Protection: 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 22), two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Shantou and Jiangsu according to the latest reports of the Mainland health authorities.
The case in Shantou involves a man aged 62 while the case in Jiangsu is a man aged 82. They are currently hospitalised for treatment.
As of yesterday, a total of 388 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (138 cases), Guangdong (92 cases), Jiangsu (44 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Fujian (21 cases), Hunan (19 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).
Shantou, which I keep thinking of by its old name of Swatow, is a coastal city in Guangdong province. Jiangsu is a province north of Shanghai.