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  • China - 2 new H7N9 cases hospitalized in critical condition - Guangdong Province (DoH, January 15 2014, edited)

    [Source: Guangdong Province Health Department, full page in Chinese: (LINK). Automatic translation.]


    Guangdong Province confirmed two new cases of human infection with H7N9 bird flu virus

    2014-01-15 16:03:46 Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission


    Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province on January 15 briefing, the province confirmed two cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza.

    The first case is a male, 48 years old, currently residing in the town of Nanhai District, Foshan City. January 15 confirmed human case of avian influenza H7N9 infection. Currently in critical condition, in Foshan City, the designated hospital for treatment.

    The second case is a male, 55 years old, now living Zhangmutou. January 15 confirmed human cases of avian influenza H7N9 infection. Currently in critical condition, in Shenzhen designated hospital for treatment.


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    China - 2 new H7N9 cases hospitalized in critical condition - Guangdong Province (DoH, January 15 2014, edited)

    [Source: World Health Organization, full page: (LINK). Edited.]


    Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus update

    Disease outbreak news / 17 January 2014


    On 15 January 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of four additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

    Details of the cases are as follows:
    • A 35 year old man from Shanghai who became ill on 1 January and was admitted to hospital on 12 January. He is currently in a critical condition. The patient has a history of exposure to poultry.
    • A 41 year old man from Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, who became ill on 5 January and was admitted to hospital on 9 January and then transferred to another hospital on 12 January. He is currently in a critical condition.
    • A 48 year old man from Foshan City, Guandong Province, who became ill on 2 January and was admitted to hospital on 12 January. He is currently in a critical condition.
    • A 55 year old man from Dongguan City, Guandong Province, who became ill on 1 January and was admitted to hospital on 9 January. He is currently in a critical condition. The patient has a history of exposure to poultry.
    The source of infection is still under investigation.

    So far, there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

    The Chinese government continues to take the following measures:
    • strengthen surveillance and situation analysis;
    • reinforce case management and treatment;
    • conduct risk communication with the public and release information;
    • strengthen international collaboration and communication; and
    • conduct scientific studies.
    WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event, nor does it currently recommend any travel or trade restrictions.


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