Credit HK CHP
Although it hasn’t been posted yet on the Guangdong MOH website, Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection has announced 2 more H7N9 cases in the neighboring province, bringing to 10 the number reported there in February.
In yesterday’s post we looked at some of the reasons why the case counts provided by Hong Kong almost certainly under represent the size of this outbreak.
Here is today’s notification.
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (February 8) closely monitoring two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong 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 52 in Shenzhen and the other male patient aged 73 in Zhongshan were hospitalised for treatment in stable and critical condition respectively.
To date, 564 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, respectively in Zhejiang (156 cases), Guangdong (154 cases), Jiangsu (70 cases), Fujian (58 cases), Shanghai (44 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Anhui (17 cases), Xinjiang (10 cases), Jiangxi (nine cases), Shandong (six cases), Beijing (five cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Jilin (two cases), Guizhou (one case) and Hebei (one case).