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Published On: Mon, Jan 20th, 2014

Total human H7N9 avian influenza cases in China tops 200

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification today (January 20) from the National Health and Family Planning Commission of nine additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Zhejiang (six cases), Shanghai (two cases) and Fujian (one case).

Under a high magnification, this negatively-stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) captured some of the ultrastructural details exhibited by the new influenza A (H7N9) virus. Image/CDC

Under a high magnification, this negatively-stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) captured some of the ultrastructural details exhibited by the new influenza A (H7N9) virus.
Image/CDC

The cases in Zhejiang involve a woman aged 71 and five men aged 53, 54, 55, 61 and 63. They are all currently hospitalised for treatment.

The cases in Shanghai involve two men aged 31 and 77. Both patients passed away on January 18.

The case in Fujian involves a 55-year-old man. He is still hospitalised for treatment.

As of 9pm today, a total of 204 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (77 cases), Shanghai (40 cases), Jiangsu (30 cases), Guangdong (23 cases), Fujian (12 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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