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Mainland H7N9 case reported

December 02, 2017

The Centre for Health Protection announced today it is monitoring an avian influenza A (H7N9) case in Yunnan.


The 64-year-old male patient in Kunming, who had contact with dead poultry, had an onset of symptoms on November 21 and was in a serious condition.


The centre said this is the first human case reported on the Mainland since October 2017. As winter approaches, avian influenza activity is expected to rise.


It reminded travellers to the Mainland and other avian flu-affected areas not to visit live poultry markets and farms, and to avoid contact with poultry and their droppings.

Avian FLU Fact Sheet