Thursday, December 19, 2013

Two more H7N9 bird flu cases linked to Shenzhen's Longgang district

[This post gives more details on the latest case, 38(M) from Longgang Dist, Shenzhen City.  Although I believe the title of this story is misleading.  The second person (39(M) was reported on 12/15/13.]
Hat-tip Crofsblog:

Via the South China Morning Post, a December 20 report: Two more H7N9 bird flu cases linked to Shenzhen's Longgang district. Excerpt:
Three patients who have contracted the H7N9 strain of bird flu had visited the Longgang district of Shenzhen, including the latest case announced yesterday, mainland health authorities said. 
A 38-year-old Shenzhen man was in critical condition after being diagnosed with the deadly strain of the flu, Shenzhen's centre for disease control and prevention said. 
The patient is a migrant worker who lives and works in Nanwan Street, in Longgang district, near one of the infected markets where authorities found the H7N9 virus on December 11. 
A second patient, a 39-year-old man from Dongguan, commuted to the district. The pair follow Tri Mawarti, a domestic helper who was the first person in Hong Kong diagnosed with the virus. She is believed to have handled a live chicken at a flat in Nanwan Street before falling ill.
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