Published On: Thu, Dec 19th, 2013

China reports human H7N9 bird flu case from Shenzhen, brings total reported from mainland to 144

The Health and Family Planning Commission (HFPC) of Guangdong Province announced Thursday of the confirmation of a new human case of avian influenza A(H7N9), according to a Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) press release.

According to the release, the patient is a 38-year-old man from  Shenzhen. He developed fever and cough on December 9 and sought medical attention from local clinic and hospital. His specimen tested positive for the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus upon testing by the Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on December 17 and was confirmed by the Guangdong CDC on December 18. He is currently admitted to a local hospital for treatment in critical condition.

This case comes just days after China reported the first ever human case of H10N8 avian influenza in a person.

To date, a total of 144 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (51 cases), Shanghai (33 cases), Jiangsu (28 cases), Guangdong (six cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Fujian (five cases), Anhui (four cases), Henan (four cases), Beijing (two cases), Hunan (two cases), Shandong (two cases) and Hebei (one case).

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