3 Mainland H7N9 cases reported
April 15, 2013
The Centre for Health Protection verified with the National Health & Family Planning Commission today one human case of Influenza A (H7N9) in Jiangsu, one in Zhejiang, and one in Anhui.
The Jiangsu case involves a 60-year-old man who is receiving treatment in hospital. He is in critical condition. His three close contacts are asymptomatic so far.
The Zhejiang case involves a 68-year-old woman. She is receiving treatment in hospital. Her current condition is critical.
The Anhui case involves a 60-year-old man who is receiving treatment in hospital. He is in critical condition. The 25 close contacts of the man are asymptomatic so far.
As of 9pm today, a total of 63 cases have been laboratory confirmed with Influenza A (H7N9) in Shanghai (24 cases), Jiangsu (17 cases), Zhejiang (16 cases), Anhui (three cases), Beijing (one case) and Henan (two cases).
No human case of Influenza A (H7N9) has been identified so far in Hong Kong.
Travellers, especially those returning from Shanghai, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Beijing and Henan, with fever or respiratory symptoms should wear facial masks immediately, seek medical attention, and reveal their travel history to doctors.