Friday, January 17, 2014

HK CHP Notified Of 4 Additional H7N9 Cases



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It is, admittedly, getting harder to keep track of new H7N9 cases coming out of China since announcements are released by each individual province.   Hong Kong’s CHP generally provides an update around 9pm (their time) each day, but occasionally we see additional cases are announced after that cut off.


Today’s announcement lists 4 new cases; 3 in Zhejiang and 1 in Shanghai.


NHFPC notifies CHP of four additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Shanghai and Zhejiang

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification today (January 17) from the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of four additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Shanghai (one case) and Zhejiang (three cases).


The patient of Shanghai is a 54-year-old man. He is currently under treatment in a local hospital.

In Zhejiang, three cases involve three men aged 54, 62 and 66. They are still hospitalised for treatment.

As of 9pm today, a total of 187 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (68 cases), Shanghai (38 cases), Jiangsu (30 cases), Guangdong (20 cases), Fujian (nine cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Anhui (four cases), Henan (four cases), Beijing (two cases), Hunan (two cases), Shandong (two cases), Hebei (one case) and Guizhou (one case, imported from Zhejiang).

The CHP will follow up with the Mainland health authorities for more case details.

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