The flow of H7N9 information out of China has been - to put it kindly - `variable’ this winter, with some provinces releasing information as they get it, and others waiting to release case reports in weekly or monthly summaries.
We are also not seeing the kind of detail (onset dates, possible exposures, etc.) this year that we often saw released during the first two H7N9 waves, complicating the creation of reliable line-list reports.
Although I haven’t found anything on the Guangdong Health Department website, we have this first report on two new Guangdong cases reported by Xinhua News.
CNA -January 18, 2015 19:55 pm
(CNA Taipei 18 (Xinhua)) today informed the Guangdong Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission, Shenzhen, Shanwei were a new confirmed cases of avian influenza virus H7N9. In which a man in critical condition, another girl of clinical symptoms disappeared already.
Xinhua News Agency reported, H7N9 cases confirmed in Shenzhen for 66-year-old man surnamed Chen patients, now living Longhua District, renal insufficiency, diabetes and other diverse history, the 17th confirmed, is currently in critical condition at a hospital in Shenzhen, treatment .
Shanwei confirmed H7N9 cases was a year and a half of Huang girl now living Shanwei City, on the 13th specimen was collected specimens, 16 were confirmed as H7N9 positive.
But reported that, after treatment, clinical symptoms Huang girls have disappeared, and then after 17 specimen samples collected and tested, has been restored to a negative reaction.
Along with this brief report from the Shanghai Department of Health & Family Planning.
January 17, 2015
Shanghai Health and Family Planning Commission on January 17 briefing, Shanghai reported one case of H7N9 virus infection confirmed cases.
Patients Zhang, male, 69 years old, the city residence. Confirmed on January 17, is now in active treatment.
Although there is a high degree of uncertainty over just how many cases China is seeing right now, so far there are no indications that the H7N9 virus is spreading any more efficiently this year than we’ve seen in previous years.