CHINA : Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces – In the past couple days, two additional human cases of H7N9 avian influenza have been reported from two areas of China, according to different sources. The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) has been notified by the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province of a confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) today (November 28) affecting a 31-year-old woman in Dongguan, Guangdong Province.
The patient, who is in critical condition, is currently receiving treatment in a hospital in Guangzhou.
Elsewhere in Zhejiang province, Zhejiang Xinhua Channel reports (computer translated) the Jiaxing city’s first human case of the avian influenza. Loosely translated, the patient is a 60-yea-old woman who contracted the virus while buying poultry at a roadside stall. The patient is currently hospitalized in critical condition.
This would make the number of human H7N9 avian influenza cases to 445 on the Mainland.