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Published On: Sat, Jan 11th, 2014

China reports five more H7N9 avian influenza cases

The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province reported two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Guangzhou (one case) and Shenzhen (one case).

This negatively-stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) captured some of the ultrastructural details exhibited by the new influenza A (H7N9) virus. Image/Cynthia S. Goldsmith and Thomas Rowe

This negatively-stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) captured some of the ultrastructural details exhibited by the new influenza A (H7N9) virus.
Image/Cynthia S. Goldsmith and Thomas Rowe

In addition, the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission reported confirmed cases in Shanghai (two cases) and Zhejiang (one case), according to a Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) press release today.

HK authorities give the following details on the five cases:

In Guangzhou, the male patient aged 29 is currently in critical condition. He lives in Baiyun. The case in Shenzhen involved a man aged 76 who is now in stable condition. He lives in Longgang and had no known poultry exposure. Both became ill on January 3 and were admitted to local hospital for medical treatment on January 9.

Regarding the two cases in Shanghai, both patients are in critical condition. The female patient aged 58 became ill on January 1 and was admitted to hospital on January 8 for medical treatment. Her specimen was laboratory confirmed on January 10. The other male patient aged 56 became ill on January 6 and was admitted to hospital for treatment on January 9.

In addition, in Zhejiang, the female patient aged 75 became sick on January 1 and was admitted to hospital for treatment on January 5. She died on January 9 and the case was laboratory confirmed on January 10. She also had poultry exposure.

As of Jan. 11, a total of 163 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (56 cases), Shanghai (36 cases), Jiangsu (30 cases), Guangdong (14 cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Fujian (six cases), Anhui (four cases), Henan (four cases), Beijing (two cases), Hunan (two cases), Shandong (two cases) and Hebei (one case).

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