7 Mainland H7N9 cases reported
April 26, 2013
The Centre for Health Protection has verified with the National Health & Family Planning Commission today three human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) in Jiangsu, two in Jiangxi, one in Fujian and one in Zhejiang.
The three Jiangsu cases involve three men aged 49, 36 and 60 who are receiving treatment in hospital and their respective condition is stable, serious and critical.
The two Jiangxi cases involve a 69-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman who are receiving treatment in hospital. Their condition is critical. Their 24 close contacts have no symptoms\
A 65-year-old man in Fujian is receiving treatment in hospital. His 37 close contacts have no symptoms.
The Zhejiang case involves a 38-year-old man who is receiving treatment in hospital. His condition is serious.
As of 9pm today, 118 cases have been laboratory confirmed with avian influenza A (H7N9) in the Mainland. They are in Zhejiang (45 cases), Shanghai (33 cases), Jiangsu (27 cases), Anhui (four cases), Henan (four cases), Jiangxi (two cases), Beijing (one case), Shandong (one case) and Fujian (one case).
No human case of avian influenza A (H7N9) has been identified in Hong Kong.