Although we’ve seen some recent evidence suggesting that some of China’s provinces are a bit slow in announcing H7N9 cases (see Jiangsu Province’s Uncertain H7N9 Count), the good news is that Hong Kong’s immediate neighbor – Guangdong Province – still appears to be publishing notices when cases are detected.
This morning word of two more cases of H7N9 infection. First the announcement from the Guangdong Province Ministry of Health, followed by the notification of Hong Kong’s CHP.
Shenzhen, Dongguan City, were reported one case of H7N9 confirmed cases.
Patients with a Yang, male, 42 years old, currently living Luohu District, Shenzhen, January 11 diagnosed cases of H7N9, the current patient in critical condition, in Shenzhen hospitals admitted to hospital.
Patient 2 Zhu, female, 52 years old, now living in Dongguan City, Huang, January 11 diagnosed cases of H7N9, the current patient in critical condition, in Dongguan City, admitted to inpatient hospitals.
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (January 12) 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 male patient (aged 42) in Shenzhen and the female patient (aged 52) in Dongguan were hospitalised for management and are in a critical condition.
To date, 460 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, respectively in Zhejiang (141 cases), Guangdong (117 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).