Eight more H7N9 cases reported in China

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring
CIDRAP News
Feb 17, 2014

Eight more H7N9 influenza cases have been reported from four of China’s provinces over the past 3 days, signaling that cases may be leveling off from a burst of infections that appeared to coincide with Lunar New Year activity.

The cases are from four Chinese provinces, according to official notices from Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) and provincial health department notices translated and posted by the FluTrackers infectious disease news message board.

Provincial health ministry reports
Three of the newly confirmed infections involve patients from Guangdong province, one of the main H7N9 hot spots during the second wave of infections. They include a 4-year-old girl, a 79-year-old man, and a 44-year-old man.

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