4th H7N9 avian influenza case confirmed in Hong Kong
The details of the case are the elderly Tin Shui Wai resident initially presented with symptoms of cough with sputum Sunday. He later went to the Emergency Department of Tuen Mun Hospital (TMH) last night with fever and shortness of breath where he passed away early this morning. Click this link for more details on this case from the hospital.
Laboratory analysis by the CHP’s Public Health Laboratory Services Branch confirmed the virus in a nasopharyngeal sample.
His travel history is being investigated and his close contacts have been asymptomatic to date.
The CHP also reported on eight additional laboratory confirmed H7N9 AI cases from mainland .
These include four new cases from Zhejiang, three from Guangdong and one from Jiangsu. All are currently hospitalized for their illnesses.
According to the CHP, this brings the total cases from the mainland to 254.
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