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Published On: Thu, Jan 16th, 2014

Seven more H7N9 avian influenza cases reported in China

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (January 16) received notification of seven additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Guangzhou (one case) and Foshan (one case) from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province and in Fujian (two cases), Guizhou (one case) and Zhejiang (two cases) from the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

In Guangzhou, the patient is a 59-year-old man who is still hospitalised in a local hospital. The case in Foshan involves a 76-year-old woman who is in critical condition and under treatment in a local hospital.

The first case in Fujian involves a 30-year-old man who lives in Quanzhou. He is currently under treatment in a local hospital and his condition is critical. The second case involves a 60-year-old man with poultry contact history who lives in Quanzhou. He is currently under treatment in a local hospital and his condition is serious.

The patient of Guizhou is a 38-year-old man. He became ill when he was working in Zhejiang. He was admitted to a hospital in Guizhou on January 8 and died the next day.

In Zhejiang, the first case involves a 20-year-old woman who lives in Hangzhou. She is currently under treatment in a local hospital and her condition is critical. The other case involves a 58-year-old man who is under treatment in a hospital in Taizhou. He is currently in critical condition.

As of 9pm today, a total of 183 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (65 cases), Shanghai (37 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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