Via the Centre for Health Protection: CHP closely monitors human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guizhou. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (January 10) closely monitoring an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guizhou, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
According to the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guizhou Province, the patient aged 52 from Qiannan was involved in poultry selling before onset and has been hospitalised.
"While local surveillance, prevention and control measures are in place, we will remain vigilant and work closely with the World Health Organization and relevant health authorities to monitor the latest developments," a spokesman for the CHP said.
As the H7N9 virus continues to be detected in animals and environments in the Mainland, additional human cases are expected in affected and possibly neighbouring areas. In view of the heavy trade and travel between the Mainland and Hong Kong, further sporadic imported human cases in Hong Kong every now and then are expected, especially in the coming few months.