5 Mainland H7N9 cases reported
April 10, 2013
The Centre for Health Protection has verified with the National Health & Family Planning Commission five confirmed human cases of Influenza A (H7N9) in Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shanghai.
The Zhejiang case involves a 65-year-old man who tested positive for H7N9. He is being treated in hospital and is stable.
The Jiangsu cases involve a 70-year-old man who is in critical condition and a 74-year-old man in serious condition. Their contacts have no symptoms.
The Shanghai cases involve two women aged 76 and 81 who are receiving treatment in hospital, and are stable. Their contacts are asymptomic.
The centre said it is monitoring the situation and will continue close liaison with Mainland authorities and the World Health Organisation.
It advised travellers, especially those returning from Shanghai, Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, with fever or respiratory symptoms, to wear facial masks immediately, seek medical attention, and reveal their travel history to doctors.
No human infection with H7N9 has been identified so far in Hong Kong.