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.