The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (January 26) closely monitoring two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) notified by the
Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC), and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
According to the GDHFPC, the male patient aged 52 in Jieyang and the female patient aged 20 in Shanwei were hospitalised for management. The male patient is in critical condition while the female patient in serious condition.
To date, 495 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, respectively in Zhejiang (146 cases), Guangdong (133 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).