Although there are doubts we are getting the full story from all of Mainland China’s provinces, Guangdong Province has taken a sizable lead in the number of H7N0 cases reported. All the more impressive given they didn’t report any human cases during the first wave (spring of 2013).
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (March 1) 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, two male patients aged 36 (in Foshan) and 45 (in Dongguan) were hospitalised for treatment in stable condition.
To date, 593 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities in Guangdong (178 cases), Zhejiang (156 cases), Jiangsu (70 cases), Fujian (58 cases), Shanghai (45 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Anhui (21 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).