For the third day in a row Guangdong Province is reporting a new H7N9 infection, this time from county-level city Sihui – part of the prefecture-level city of Zhaoqing - in the central part of the province. The victim is described by the Ministry of Health as a 56 year-old male with multiple co-morbidities.
Zhaoqing report one case of H7N9 cases
2015-01-07 17:14:24 Ministry of Health and Family Planning
Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province January 7 briefing, Zhaoqing report one case of H7N9 confirmed cases.
Kang patient, male, 56 years old, currently living in Zhaoqing Sihui, rheumatoid, hypertension, tuberculosis and other underlying diseases. January 7 diagnosed with H7N9 cases, the patient is currently in critical condition, in Zhaoqing City, admitted to inpatient hospitals
Hong Kong’s CHP has also posted a notification.
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (January 7) closely monitoring an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Zhaoqing 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 56 with underlying illnesses, was hospitalised for management in critical condition.
To date, 458 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, respectively in Zhejiang (141 cases), Guangdong (115 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).