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Suspected H7 case tests negative

April 18, 2013
The Centre for Health Protection has received from noon yesterday to noon today notification of one suspected human case of avian influenza A(H7) fulfilling reporting criteria, and two cases which did not.
The case involves a two-year-old girl who is being treated at Princess Margaret Hospital. She tested negative for the H7 virus, and is now stable.
The two men in the cases which did not fulfill reporting criteria both tested negative for H7 virus. They are stable.
It brings the total number of notifications received since March 31 of cases fulfilling reporting criteria of suspected human cases of avian influenza A(H7) to 12, and those not fulfilling reporting criteria to 35.
No confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been recorded so far.

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