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Published On: Wed, Jan 15th, 2014

China reports four more H7N9 avian flu cases

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (January 15) received notification of four additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Foshan (one case) and Shenzhen (one case) from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province and in Zhejiang (one case) and Shanghai (one case) from the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

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The case in Foshan involves a 48-year-old man who is currently under treatment in a local hospital. He is currently in critical condition. The case in Shenzhen involves a 55-year-old man who lives in Dongguan. He was admitted to a hospital in Shenzhen and is now in critical condition.

In Zhejiang, the patient is a 41-year-old man who lives in Hangzhou. He is currently under treatment in a local hospital and his condition is critical.

The case in Shanghai involves a 35-year-old man who is still hospitalised for treatment.

As of 9pm today, a total of 176 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (63 cases), Shanghai (37 cases), Jiangsu (30 cases), Guangdong (18 cases), Fujian (seven cases), Jiangxi (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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