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Published On: Sat, Aug 10th, 2013

China: Suspected case of H7N9 bird flu reported in Guangdong Province, would be the 135th case

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) in Hong Kong report being notified by Chinese officials of a suspected case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in a woman hospitalized in the southeastern China province of Guangdong, according to a press release Aug. 9.

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According to the Department of Health of Guangdong Province, the suspected case is a 51-year-old woman from Huizhou who upon preliminary testing, tested positive for the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. The samples has been sent the Chinese CDC for confirmation.

Information learned from the investigation so far shows the patient is a poultry worker and has a history of exposure to live poultry.

So far monitoring of 36 of the woman’s close contacts has found no other H7N9 infections.

A DH spokesman remarked that the CHP is closely monitoring the situation and maintaining close liaison with the Mainland health authorities for case details, as well as keeping a close eye on the latest advice from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The release notes, to date, a total of 133 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been laboratory confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (46 cases), Shanghai (33 cases), Jiangsu (28 cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Fujian (five cases), Anhui (four cases), Henan (four cases), Shandong (two cases), Hunan (two cases), Beijing (two cases) and Hebei (one case). One case was reported in Taiwan.

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To date, WHO has been informed of a total of 134 laboratory-confirmed human cases with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus including 43 deaths.

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