Chinese woman critical with H7N9 infection
Jul 22, 2013
China recently announced a new H7N9 infection in a 61-year-old woman from Hebei province who is hospitalized in critical condition, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
The woman’s illness is the first new H7N9 case to be confirmed since May 29, raising the outbreak total to 134 cases, including 43 deaths. She is from Langfang City, which is about 34 miles southeast of Beijing, the WHO said in a Jul 20 statement.
Her symptoms began on Jul 10, and she was immediately admitted to a local hospital, where she was treated for 5 days. On Jul 18 she was transferred to a Beijing hospital. The Beijing Municipal Center for Disease Control confirmed her H7N9 infection on Jul 20.
The new case is the first to be reported from Hebei province, raising the number of affected provinces to nine. Infections have also been reported from the cities of Shanghai and Beijing.