The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC) has reported an four additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9).
This brings the total cases reported from Guangdong to 161, the most on mainland China.
According to the GDHFPC, the four patients are three males and one female aged from 51 to 82. Among them, a man aged 82 has passed away while the others are currently hospitalised for treatment and in a critical condition.
To date, 572 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities.
In addition to the cases in Guangdong, cases have been reported from the following regions: Zhejiang (156 cases), Jiangsu (70 cases), Fujian (58 cases), Shanghai (45 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).
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