We've two more provinces reporting H7N9 cases in China today; Shangdong and Hunan. I've got the Hunan official announcement, and a media report from Shandong Province, which is backed up by a report posted on http://www.flu.org.cn.
First from the Hunan Health and Family Planning Commission:
A case of human infection with H7N9 was confirmed in Hunan province
January 7, 2017, Hunan Province, a case of human infection H7N9 confirmed cases of influenza. Zhu Moumou patients, male, the incidence of Zhuzhou City, Hetang District, 35 years old, close contact with poultry history, at present, the patient in critical condition, is the organization of experts to actively treatment. Close contact with patients who did not appear fever, cough and other flu-like symptoms.
From Xinmin.cn we get the following report on an H7N9 case in Laiwu, a Prefecture level city in Shandong Province, which is corroborated by a post on Global Influenza News (China: Laiwu City, Shandong Province, found a case of H7N9 flu patients Posted by: kickingbird Source: Laiwu City Health and Family Planning Commission).
My attempts to reach the Laiwu website were unsuccessful, so we'll use the media report below.
Source: Dazhong 2017-01-07 20:03
Qilu Network News January 7 according to Laiwu City Wei Planning Bulletin, Jinan Infectious Disease Hospital found that one cases of H7N9 flu , the patient was male, 53 years old, the Department of Laiwu City Levin City, is currently the provincial and municipal experts are to treat.
Laiwu Wei Planning Commission quickly organized to carry out epidemiological investigation, laboratory testing and outbreak response monitoring, tracking and close contacts to carry out medical observation for contaminated sites, articles disinfected. The prevention and control measures is well underway. Up to now, we have not detected similar cases .
The source of infection may carry the H7N9 avian influenza virus. Currently, the majority of sporadic cases , there is no evidence that the disease can be effectively transmitted person to person, hope you do not panic. Should avoid poultry birds unnecessary contact with; especially children, should avoid close contact with poultry and wild birds.
For today's earlier case, see Shanghi Reports 3rd H7N9 Case Of The Season .