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    Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

    Disease outbreak news
    17 December 2015


    On 11 December 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 2 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus.

    Details of the cases
    • The first case is a 74-year-old male from Meizhou City, Guangdong Province, with onset date of 19 November. He purchased poultry from a market and raised poultry at home. At the time of report, the case was in severe condition.
    • The second case is a 60-year-old male from Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, with onset date of 20 November. He has a history of slaughtering domestic poultry. At the time of report, the case was in severe condition.
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