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Monday, February 17, 2014

Hong Kong : CHP notified of three additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland

Press release from Hong Kong's CHP :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) yesterday (February 16) received notification of three additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Shenzhen (one case) from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province, and in Jiangsu and Anhui (one case each) from the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

The patient in Shenzhen is a man aged 44. The case in Jiangsu is a man aged 84 while the case in Anhui is a man aged 63. All of them are under treatment in hospital.

As of yesterday, a total of 347 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (135 cases), Guangdong (69 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Jiangsu (41 cases), Fujian (20 cases), Hunan (12 cases), Anhui (eight cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Beijing (four cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Shandong (two cases), Guizhou (one case, imported from Zhejiang) and Hebei (one case).

"Locally, enhanced disease surveillance, port health measures and health education against avian influenza are ongoing. We will remain vigilant and maintain liaison with the World Health Organization (WHO) and relevant health authorities. Local surveillance activities will be modified upon the WHO's recommendations," a spokesman for the DH remarked."

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