|Credit HK CHP|
While it is far to early to pop any champagne corks, the number of H7N9 cases reported by China's NHFPC (see Friday's HK CHP Notified Of 9 New H7N9 Cases On The Mainland) is the lowest we've seen in months.
Today, Hong Kong's CHP released the following summary of those cases, which brings the total since October of 2016 to 706 cases on the Mainland, plus 5 from Kong Kong, 2 from Macao, and 1 from Taiwan.All of this week's cases (n=9) were male, the youngest was 36, and thus far, none were fatal. Follow the link below for the full 8-page report.
Avian Influenza ReportSummary
Avian Influenza Report is a weekly report produced by the Respiratory Disease Office, Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health. This report highlights global avian influenza activity in humans and birds.
VOLUME 13, NUMBER 21
Reporting period: May 21, 2017 – May 27, 2017 (Week 21)
(Published on May 31, 2017)
1. Since the previous issue of Avian Influenza Report (AIR), there were 9 new human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) from Sichuan (3 cases), Beijing (1 case), Hebei (1 case), Jiangsu (1 case), Shandong (1 case), Shanxi (1 case) and Zhejiang (1 case). Since March 2013 (as of May 27, 2017), there were a total of 1512 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported globally. Since October 2016 (as of May 27, 2017), 706 cases have been recorded in Mainland China.
2. Since the previous issue of AIR, there were no new human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6). Since 2014 (as of May 27, 2017), 16 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) were reported globally and all occurred in Mainland China. The latest case was reported on December 1, 2016.
3. Since the previous issue of AIR, there were no new human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1). From 2011 to 2016, 10 to 145 confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) annually (according to onset date). In 2017, there have been so far three cases in Egypt.*