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China: 2 More H7N9 cases reported; 46 yr. old from Meizhou City, and 77 yr. old from Chaozhou City, Guangdong - January 24, 2014

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  • China: 2 More H7N9 cases reported; 46 yr. old from Meizhou City, and 77 yr. old from Chaozhou City, Guangdong - January 24, 2014


    Two More H7N9 Cases Confirmed in Guangdong
    2015-01-24 18:54:58 Xinhua Web Editor: Fu

    ...At least 15 human cases have been reported in the province this month.

    The two patients, a 46-year-old man from Meizhou City and a 77-year-old man from Chaozhou City, were confirmed infected on Friday and are in a critical condition, the provincial health and family planning commission said in a statement...

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    Guangdong provincial announcement -
    Added two cases of H7N9 cases in our province
    2015-01-24 13:54:00 Ben

      According to the Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission report, January 24, 2015, the province Meizhou, Chaozhou new one cases were H7N9 cases. Dengmou patients (male, 46 years old), living Meizhou Wuhua, January 23 diagnosed cases of H7N9, now Meizhou designated hospital hospitalized in critical condition; patients Mou (male, 77 years old), living Chaozhou Raoping, January 23 diagnosed cases of H7N9, now Shantou designated hospital hospitalized in critical condition.

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      CHP notified of two human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong
      ************************************************** ********* The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (January 24) closely monitoring two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) notified by the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC), and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

      According to the GDHFPC, the male patient aged 46 in Meizhou and another male patient aged 77 in Chaozhou were hospitalised for management and are in critical condition.

      To date, 491 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, respectively in Zhejiang (146 cases), Guangdong (129 cases), Jiangsu (63 cases), Shanghai (44 cases), Fujian (28 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Anhui (17 cases), Jiangxi (nine cases), Xinjiang (nine cases), Shandong (six cases), Beijing (five cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Jilin (two cases), Guizhou (one case) and Hebei (one case).

      "Locally, we will remain vigilant and work closely with the World Health Organization and relevant health authorities to monitor the latest developments," a spokesman for the DH said.

      All boundary control points have implemented health surveillance measures. Thermal imaging systems are in place for body temperature checks on inbound travellers. Suspected cases will be immediately referred to public hospitals for follow-up. The DH's Port Health Office has enhanced body temperature checks by handheld devices.

      Regarding health education for travellers, the display of posters and broadcasting of health messages in departure and arrival halls, environmental health inspection and provision of regular updates to the travel industry and other stakeholders will be enhanced.

      Travellers, especially those returning from avian influenza-affected areas with fever or respiratory symptoms, should immediately wear masks, seek medical attention and reveal their travel history to doctors. Health-care professionals should pay special attention to patients who might have had contact with poultry, birds or their droppings in affected areas.

      The public should remain vigilant and take heed of the advice against avian influenza below:

      * Do not visit live poultry markets and farms. Avoid contact with poultry, birds and their droppings;
      * If contact has been made, thoroughly wash hands with soap;
      * Avoid entering areas where poultry may be slaughtered and contact with surfaces which might be contaminated by droppings of poultry or other animals;
      * Poultry and eggs should be thoroughly cooked before eating;
      * Wash hands frequently with soap, especially before touching the mouth, nose or eyes, handling food or eating; after going to the toilet or touching public installations or equipment (including escalator handrails, elevator control panels and door knobs); and when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing;
      * Cover the nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing, hold the spit with a tissue and put it into a covered dustbin;
      * Avoid crowded places and contact with fever patients; and
      * Wear masks when respiratory symptoms develop or when taking care of fever patients.

      The public may visit the pages below for more information:

      * The CHP's avian influenza page (; and
      * Global statistics and affected areas of avian influenza in the CHP's website (
      Ends/Saturday, January 24, 2015
      Issued at HKT 18:01