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AVIAN INFLUENZA, HUMAN (08): (GUANGDONG, JIANGSU) H7N9, NEW CASES

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In this posting:
[1] Guangdong
[2] Jiangsu

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[1] Guangdong
Date: Wed 8 Jan 2014
Source: Xinhua News Agency [edited]
<http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-01/08/c_133028841.htm>

The southern city of Foshan in Guangdong Province reported a new human
H7N9 [avian influenza virus infection] case on Wednesday [8 Jan 2014],
raising the total number of such cases in the province to 10 since
August [2013]. The 51-year-old female patient was sent to hospital on
1 Jan 2014. She is now in a critical condition, said the provincial
health and family planning commission. The patient bought a live
chicken at a market and slaughtered it at home.

No abnormal conditions have been found in the 21 people who were in
close contact with the patient.

Guangdong confirmed its 1st human case of H7N9 on [10 Aug 2013]. Of
its 10 cases 2 were uncovered in Shenzhen, 2 in Foshan, one in
Huizhou, 2 in Dongguan, and 3 in Yangjiang.

One patient in Dongguan City died of multiple organ failure on Monday
[6 Jan 2014] after being treated in a local hospital for about 3
weeks.

[Editor: Shen Qing]

Communicated by:
ProMED-mail Rapporteur Mary Marshall

[Maps of China can be seen at <http://www.sacu.org/maps/provmap.png>
and <http://healthmap.org/r/1zaU>. The locations mentioned in the
report above can be seen on the map of the province at
<http://www.johomaps.com/as/china/guangdong/guangdong1.jpg>. –
Sr.Tech.Ed.MJ]

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[2] Jiangsu
Date: Wed 8 Jan 2014
Source: Xinhua News Agency [edited]
<http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-01/08/c_133028738.htm>

A new case of human H7N9 avian influenza has been confirmed in east
China’s Jiangsu Province, provincial health authorities revealed on
Wednesday [8 Jan 2014]. The patient is a 54-year-old woman in Nanjing,
the provincial capital. Provincial medical experts confirmed late on
Thursday [2 Jan 2014] that she had been infected.

She is being treated in a hospital in Nanjing. Human cases of H7N9
have been reported in Zhejiang, Guangdong, and Shanghai in January
[2014].

Shenzhen in Guangdong reported a new case on Tuesday [7 Jan 2014],
raising the total number of such cases in the province to 9 since
August [2013], said the Guangdong health authority on Wednesday [8 Jan
2014].

One patient in Dongguan City, Guangdong, died of multiple organ
failure on Monday [6 Jan 2014] after being treated in a local hospital
for about 3 weeks. He tested positive for the virus on [14 Dec 2013].

[Editor: Shen Qing]

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