Monday, February 03, 2014

4 new H7N9 bird flu infections reported yesterday: Shanghaiist

4 new H7N9 bird flu infections reported yesterday: Shanghaiist

Four more human cases of H7N9 bird flu, including one death, were
reported in China on Sunday, raising the total number of infections this
year to over 100.

Two of the cases, one fatal, were reported in Guangdong province and
the other in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, according to Shanghai Daily.

A 63-year-old man who was diagnosed with H7N9 died in Shenzhen,
Guangdong, and another infected 37-year-old man in the same province is
still in critical condition.

A 75-year-old man from Liuzhou has been reported as Guangxi's first
bird flu case this year. He had been in contact with live poultry before
falling ill on January 27.

The fourth case is an eight-year-old girl who had been to a live
poultry market in Hunan province. She's now being hospitalized in stable

On Saturday, six new cases and one death were reported, two in
Guangdong, two in Zhejiang, one in Fujian province and one in Hunan.
Guangdong's cases included two boys aged five and six, both currently in
stable condition.

So far in 2014, the H7N9 infection has resulted in more than 20 deaths, mostly in Guangdong and Zhejiang province.

Shanghai has reported at least 8 cases so far this year, and last Friday, the city put into effect the ban on live poultry sales to last until April.

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