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Published On: Thu, Feb 6th, 2014

H7N9 avian influenza cases top 300 on Mainland China

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) yesterday (February 5) received notification of 10 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Zhaoqing (two cases), Foshan (one case) and Shenzhen (one case) from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province, and in Fujian (one case), Guangxi (one case) and Zhejiang (four cases) from the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

The cases in Zhaoqing involve a girl aged 5 and a man aged 42, while those in Foshan and Shenzhen are two men aged 49 and 56 respectively. All of them are now hospitalised for treatment.

The case in Fujian is a man aged 36 and that in Guangxi is a woman aged 41 with disease onset when working in Guangdong. The cases in Zhejiang involve two men aged 49 and 67 and two women aged 35 and 59. All are currently under treatment in hospital.

As of yesterday, a total of 302 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (122 cases), Guangdong (54 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Jiangsu (37 cases), Fujian (19 cases), Hunan (six cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Anhui (four cases), Henan (four cases), Beijing (three cases), Guangxi (two cases), Shandong (two cases), Guizhou (one case, imported from Zhejiang) and Hebei (one case).

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