*** UPDATED *** : HK’s CHP has posted this case (see bottom).
Even as neighboring Hong Kong deals with their first imported case of the winter - a local resident with recent travel history to Shenzhen in Guangdong Province - we now learn of the `first’ local case reported by Shenzhen authorities – that of a 35 year-old woman who fell ill on December 20th and whose condition worsened, and was hospitalized on the 26th.
Epidemic control mechanism BEIJING defense office in Shenzhen December 29 (by Chen Wei deep faith) Shenzhen prevention and control of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza 29 evening news release, Shenzhen, one new confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza, this case Since May of this year, the city's first case found.
Ms. Yang patients, female, 35 years old, Han, Ji'an people, domestic staff, now living Longhua District, Dalang Street. December 20 and on the incidence of Longhua People's Hospital early community health center for treatment, December 26 to Shenzhen People's Hospital for treatment Longhua Branch, exacerbations, at 16:00 pm on the 28th pick in the hospital nasal swab samples After the families of patients in the referral request to Shenzhen Second People's Hospital, 28 at 23:00 own family members of patients to find the car (at the time the test results are not out) transferred to the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Institute of Respiratory Diseases do further treatment, is now in critical condition.
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From Hong Kong’s CHP:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (December 30) closely monitoring an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Shenzhen notified by the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC), and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
According to the GDHFPC, the female patient aged 35 was hospitalised for management in critical condition. This is the first case in Shenzhen this winter.
To date, 455 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland in Zhejiang (141 cases), Guangdong (112 cases), Jiangsu (59 cases), Shanghai (42 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Fujian (23 cases), Anhui (17 cases), Jiangxi (eight cases), Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (eight cases), Beijing (five cases), Shandong (five cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Jilin (two cases), Guizhou (one case) and Hebei (one case).