Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) tonight (April 8) verified with the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) three confirmed human cases of Influenza A (H7N9) in Shanghai and Jiangsu.
spokesman said the case in Shanghai involved a64-year-old man, who has
passed away. And the two cases in Jiangsu involved an 85-year-old man
and a 25-year-old woman, both of whom were in critical condition.
Laboratory tests on the patients' specimens by the Mainland health authorities yielded positive results for H7N9.
to the Shanghai Municipal Public Health Bureau and the Jiangsu Province
Department of Health, the 66 close contacts of the three patients are
asymptomatic so far.