The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC) has reported two human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) each in consecutive days, according to press releases.
The cases include the two female patients aged 75 and 62 respectively in Shenzhen and Meizhou. Both women have underlying illnesses and both were hospitalized for management in critical condition.
In addition, the most recently reported cases include two male patients aged 83 and 4 respectively in Meizhou and Heyuan, who were hospitalized for management in critical and stable condition.
To date, 499 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, respectively in Zhejiang (146 cases), Guangdong (137 cases), Jiangsu (63 cases), Shanghai (44 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).
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