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  • China - CHP notified of two human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) on Mainland - both previously known - December 11, 2015

    CHP notified of two human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) on Mainland
    ************************************************** ********* The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (December 11) was notified of two human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Zhejiang and Guangdong by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

    According to the NHFPC, the cases comprise a male farmer aged 60 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, and a male farmer aged 74 in Meizhou, Guangdong. They had poultry exposure history and are currently in serious condition.

    "Based on previous seasonal patterns, it is likely that the activity of avian influenza viruses will increase in winter. Heightened vigilance is warranted. Locally, we will work closely with the World Health Organization and relevant health authorities to monitor the latest developments," a spokesman for the DH said.

    So far, six cases have been reported by the NHFPC since October 2015 (five in Zhejiang and one in Guangdong). From 2013 to date, 663 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities.


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    Ends/Friday, December 11, 2015

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    I believe the farmer, 60, is the 2nd H7N9 case mentioned yesterday in the November NHFPC monthly report here.

    The November cases with new details for case #691:

    #690 - Male, 74, farmer, hospitalized in serious condition, Meizhou City, Guangdong province

    #691 - Male, 60, farmer, hospitalized in serious condition, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province note


    Source: FluTrackers H7N9 Case List here.
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