Via the Centre for Health Protection in Hong Kong: CHP notified of two cases of human infection of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (September 3) received notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of two cases of human infection of avian influenza A(H7N9) affecting a woman and a man aged 66 and 53 respectively in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The woman passed away last month.
According to the NHFPC's information, the two cases were sporadic and were not epidemiologically linked.
A total of 438 cases were confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (139 cases), Guangdong (109 cases), Jiangsu (56 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Fujian (22 cases), Anhui (17 cases), Jiangxi (eight cases), Shandong (five cases), Beijing (four cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Jilin (two cases), Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (two cases), Guizhou (one case) and Hebei (one case).
These must be the westernmost H7N9 cases recorded so far; as the list above indicates, the vast majority of cases have been in eastern and southern China.