2 test negative for H7
April 19, 2013
The Centre for Health Protection today received no notifications of suspected human cases of avian influenza A(H7) fulfilling reporting criteria, and two cases which did not.
Both cases tested negative for the H7 virus.
It brings the total number of notifications the centre has received since March 31 of cases fulfilling reporting criteria of suspected human cases of avian influenza A(H7) to 12, and the total number of notifications not fulfilling reporting criteria to 37.
No confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been recorded so far.
Travellers should not visit wet markets with live poultry in affected areas, and should avoid direct contact with poultry, birds or their droppings. If contact has been made, they should thoroughly wash hands with soap and water.