Guangdong Province’s two-a-day streak continues with their announcement (for the 6th day in a row) of two more H7N9 cases. First the announcement from the Guangdong Ministry of Health and Family Planning, followed by Hong Kong’s CHP summary.
2015-01-28 16:28:38 Ministry of Health and Family Planning |
Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province January 28 briefing, Meizhou, Heyuan City, one case of H7N9 cases were reported.
Case 1 Xiemou, male, 83 years old, now living Meizhou Dabu. January 28 diagnosed cases of H7N9, the current patient in critical condition, in Meizhou City, admitted to inpatient hospitals.
Case 2 Liaomou, male, 4 years old, now living in Heyuan City. January 27 H7N9 cases diagnosed, the patient is currently stable condition, no fever, in Heyuan City hospitals admitted to hospital.
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (January 28) closely monitoring two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) 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 two male patients aged 83 and 4 respectively in Meizhou and Heyuan were hospitalised for management in critical and stable condition.
To date, 499 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, respectively in Zhejiang (146 cases), Guangdong (137 cases), Jiangsu (63 cases), Shanghai (44 cases), Fujian (28 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Anhui (17 cases), Jiangxi (nine cases), Xinjiang (nine cases), Shandong (six cases), Beijing (five cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Jilin (two cases), Guizhou (one case) and Hebei (one case).
While it is highly unlikely that Guangdong Province is the only hot spot for H7N9 infections in China, over the past couple of weeks we’ve seen very little information being released by the other provinces. We may get a better idea when they release their January epidemiological reports next month.