Friday, July 07, 2017

Hong Kong Notified Of A Single H7N9 Case In Xinjiang


In what is hopefully a sign that the summer lull in H7N9 cases has finally arrived, China's NHFPC has notified Hong Kong's CHP of only one new case over the past week, albeit in an unusual location; Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
While Xinjiang has reported cases in the past, the last time I can find a report was in April of 2015.

An excerpt from today's HK notification follows:

CHP notified of human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Xinjiang

     The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (July 7) monitoring a notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission that one additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) was recorded from June 30 to July 6 in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and strongly urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

     The 35-year-old male patient, who was known to have sold and slaughtered live chickens at market, had onset on June 23 and subsequently passed away on June 30.

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