The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC) has reported an additional case of human H7N9 avian influenza in a Jiangmen resident, bringing the province’s total to 152 since first seen in China in early 2013.
According to the GDHFPC, the patient is a 56-year-old man with underlying illness. He is currently hospitalized for treatment in critical condition.
To date, 562 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, respectively in Zhejiang (156 cases), Guangdong (152 cases), Jiangsu (70 cases), Fujian (58 cases), Shanghai (44 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Anhui (17 cases), Xinjiang (10 cases), Jiangxi (nine cases), Shandong (six cases), Beijing (five cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Jilin (two cases), Guizhou (one case) and Hebei (one case).
This brings the cumulative total to 579 cases since March 2013, which includes 12 imported cases seen in Hong Kong, one in Malaysia, two in Canada and four in Taiwan.
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