The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province has reported three additional  human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) over the weekend, while the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning reported one case.

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The three cases from Guangdong province include a 66-year-old man in Shenzhen who is currently in critical condition, and a 1-year-old girl in Shanwei who had recovered. In addition, a female patient aged 3 from Heyuan clinically recovered and was hospitalized under observation.

In Shanghai, the patient  is a 69-year-old man who is currently under treatment.

To date, 484 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, respectively in Zhejiang (145 cases), Guangdong (124 cases), Jiangsu (63 cases), Shanghai (43 cases), Fujian (28 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Anhui (17 cases), Jiangxi (nine cases), Xinjiang (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 500 cases since March 2013, which includes 11 imported cases seen in Hong Kong, one in Malaysia and four in Taiwan.

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