The Health Bureau of Macao reported late last week of an additional imported human case of avian influenza A(H7N9). This is the second case reported in the past month.

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The female patient, aged 72 with underlying illnesses, has developed fever and cough since January 8 in Zhongshan. She returned to Macao on January 10 and was hospitalized for the management of pneumonia. She was in a stable condition. Inquiries revealed that she kept chickens in her residence in Zhongshan and had visited wet markets with live chickens there.

From 2013 to date, at least 904 human H7N9 cases have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, 129 of which have been recorded from November 2016 thus far, including 57 in Jiangsu, 22 in Zhejiang, 15 in Guangdong, 14 in Anhui, seven in Jiangxi, four in Shanghai, three each in Fujian and Hunan, and two each in Guizhou and Shandong.

Four (imported) and two cases were respectively recorded in Hong Kong and Macau.