Friday, April 12, 2013

HK: Five more human cases of Influenza A (H7N9) verified by NHFPC


Press Release
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) verified with the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) today (April 12) two human cases of Influenza A (H7N9) in Shanghai and three cases in Zhejiang.

     The two cases in Shanghai involve two men aged 53 and 86. The 16 close contacts of the duo are asymptomatic so far.

     The three cases in Zhejiang involve a 66-year-old man, a 74-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman.

     Specimens of the five cases were tested positive for H7N9 upon laboratory testing by the Mainland health authority.

     As of 10pm today, a total of 43 cases have been laboratory confirmed with Influenza A (H7N9) in Shanghai (20 cases), Jiangsu (12 cases), Zhejiang (nine cases) and Anhui (two cases).


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