Via the Centre for Health Protection: CHP notified of human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (February 25) received notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission that 28 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including four deaths, were recorded from February 13 to 23. The CHP strongly urges the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
The 22 male and six female patients aged from four to 81 had their onset from January 27 to February 17. The cases were from Anhui (five cases), Guangdong (five cases), Jiangsu (four cases), Zhejiang (four cases), Henan (three cases), Hunan (two cases), Jiangxi (two cases), and one case each in Fujian, Hubei and Shandong. Among them, 17 reported exposure to poultry or poultry markets.
In addition, the CHP is closely monitoring one additional human H7N9 case reported in Guangxi. According to the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a patient in Pingle County with exposure to poultry has died.