The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC) has reported an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Shenzhen, according to a Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) today.

The patient is a 58-year-old male with underlying illnesses. He was hospitalized for treatment in serious condition.

To date, 485 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, respectively in Zhejiang (145 cases), Guangdong (125 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 501 cases since March 2013, which includes 11 imported cases seen in Hong Kong, one in Malaysia and four in Taiwan.

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