While I’m sure we’ll get additional details in the next few hours, this morning RTHK is reporting that a second H7N9 case has been identified in Hong Kong. It isn’t entirely clear whether this second case is fully confirmed, as some reports refer to the patient as `suspected’.
So far, nothing official has appeared on the Centre for Health Protection website, but at least one report refers to a press conference scheduled in about an hour. A h/t to @Ironorehopper on FluTrackers for the head’s up.
2013-12-06 HKT 20:00
Hong Kong's first confirmed infection of H7N9 avian influenza were 36-year-old Indian commission, still in Queen Mary Hospital, the situation improved, without the use of artificial lung ventilation.
In addition, the news that Hong Kong's second confirmed case of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza, the patient was a 80-year-old Nagai Mainland men who eat chicken in the mainland, is currently in Tuen Mun Hospital in stable condition.
Another report, this time from http://hk.on.cc, provides similar details.
on.cc Hong Kong added a suspected case of H7N9 bird flu, authorities confirmed a second positive test. It is understood that after a Tuen Mun Hospital from Shenzhen to Hong Kong for treatment of 80-year-old man, suspected H7N9, the hospital immediately for his quick test to determine infection of H7N9; their mild illness, will accept the isolation treatment. Hospital Authority and the Centre for Health Protection will be 21:15 held a press conference to explain the details.
In addition, there are reports this morning of a new H7N9 case hospitalized in Zhenjiang Province. This report from CCTV.
At 17:06 on December 6, 2013
CCTV News: [Zhejiang add one case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza] Zhejiang Provincial Health Department briefing today, Zhejiang add one case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza. Patients Yu, male, 30 years old, Hangzhou people diagnosed on December 5, and now Hangzhou, a hospital for treatment. Weather turns cold, cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza may distribute appear. The figure is the H7N9 Raiders prevention, the fight against H7N9, spread! (CCTV reporter Zhao Yi)