Although there have been local media reports suggesting a couple of other H7N9 cases in China over the past week, so far only today’s case – announced by Hong Kong’s CHP – that of a 31 year old woman hailing from Guangdong province, has been officially announced.
Wed don’t seem to be seeing near the detail (or timeliness) of case reporting in recent months that we grew accustomed to during the first two waves.
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) has been notified by the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province of a confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) today (November 28) affecting a 31-year-old woman in Dongguan, Guangdong Province.
The patient, who is in critical condition, is currently receiving treatment in a hospital in Guangzhou.
To date, 444 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed on the Mainland in Zhejiang (139 cases), Guangdong (110 cases), Jiangsu (58 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Fujian (22 cases), Anhui (17 cases), Jiangxi (eight cases), Beijing (five cases), Shandong (five cases), Henan (four cases), Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Jilin (two cases), Guizhou (one case) and Hebei (one case).