The China National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced this week five additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9).

Influenza A (H7N9) virus/CDC
Influenza A (H7N9) virus/CDC

According to the NHFPC, two patients in Fujian were a 79-year-old man who had visited a market and died on July 10, and a 78-year-old man who had poultry exposure and is currently in serious condition.

A patient in Beijing is a 35-year-old male who had poultry exposure in Jiangxi and is currently in serious condition.

Two patients in Hebei are a 13-year-old girl and a 68-year-old woman, and both are in stable condition. They live together and the 13-year old patient had accompanied the above patient in Beijing back to Jiangxi.

From 2013 to date, 775 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, while since October 2015 to date, 118 have been recorded.