Chinese health officials in Guangdong Province are reporting two additional human H7N9 avian influenza (AI) cases.
The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC) report the patients are a 42-year-old male from Shenzhen and a 52-year-old female from Dongguan. Both patients are hospitalized in critical condition.
To date, 460 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, respectively in Zhejiang (141 cases), Guangdong (117 cases), Jiangsu (59 cases), Shanghai (42 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Fujian (23 cases), Anhui (17 cases), Jiangxi (eight cases), Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (eight cases), Beijing (five cases), Shandong (five cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Jilin (two cases), Guizhou (one case) and Hebei (one case).
This brings the total cases in and outside of China to 474 since Mar. 2013.