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Published On: Sat, Jan 18th, 2014

China reports four new H7N9 avian influenza cases in Shanghai and Zhejiang

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification Friday(January 17) from the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of four additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Shanghai (one case) and Zhejiang (three cases).

This negatively-stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) captured some of the ultrastructural details exhibited by the new influenza A (H7N9) virus. Image/CDC

This negatively-stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) captured some of the ultrastructural details exhibited by the new influenza A (H7N9) virus.
Image/CDC

The patient of Shanghai is a 54-year-old man. He is currently under treatment in a local hospital.

In Zhejiang, three cases involve three men aged 54, 62 and 66. They are still hospitalised for treatment.

As of 9pm Friday, a total of 187 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (68 cases), Shanghai (38 cases), Jiangsu (30 cases), Guangdong (20 cases), Fujian (nine cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Anhui (four cases), Henan (four cases), Beijing (two cases), Hunan (two cases), Shandong (two cases), Hebei (one case) and Guizhou (one case, imported from Zhejiang).

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