The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC) has reported two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9).

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

According to the GDHFPC, the male patient aged 62 in Dongguan and the female patient aged 78 in Shanwei were hospitalised for management. The male patient is in critical condition while the female patient in serious condition.

To date, 493 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, respectively in Zhejiang (146 cases), Guangdong (131 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).

This brings the cumulative total to 510 cases since March 2013, which includes 12 imported cases seen in Hong Kong, one in Malaysia and four in Taiwan.

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