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1 Mainland H7N9 case reported

May 01, 2013
The Centre for Health Protection verified with the National Health & Family Planning Commission today a human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Hunan.
 
The case involves a 69-year-old man who is receiving treatment in hospital. His condition is critical.
 
As of 9pm today, a total of 127 cases have been laboratory confirmed with avian influenza A(H7N9) on the Mainland, which included Zhejiang (46 cases), Shanghai (33 cases), Jiangsu (27 cases), Anhui (four cases), Henan (four cases), Jiangxi (five cases), Fujian (three cases), Shandong (two cases), Beijing (one case) and Hunan (two cases).
 
No human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) has been identified so far in Hong Kong.
 
Travellers, especially those returning from Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Henan, Beijing, Shandong, Jiangxi, Fujian and Hunan, with fever or respiratory symptoms, should wear facial masks immediately, seek medical attention, and reveal their travel history to doctors.


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