About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Increase in H7N9 Bird Flu Cases in South China's Guangdong

by Vishnuprasad on January 31, 2015 at 7:38 PM
Font : A-A+

Increase in H7N9 Bird Flu Cases in South China's Guangdong

Three more human cases of H7N9 bird flu have added the tally to 28 in south China's Guangdong Province since the start of the year, according to the local authorities.

Guangdong, which borders Hong Kong, has entered the high-incidence period for bird flu, which usually crops up in winter and spring seasons.

Advertisement

The provincial health and family planning commission in a statement said that the three cases were reported last Wednesday in cities of Shenzhen, Foshan and Meizhou.

While a 42-year-old woman from Foshan was in critical condition, a 59-year-old man from Meizhou and a 21-year-old man from Shenzhen were in stable condition, the authorities said
Advertisement

Several cities in Guangdong have taken measures to restrict live poultry trade to curb the spread of the disease, raising concerns about the impact on the industry.

Shanghai, Fujian, Jiangxi and Zhejiang in east China have all reported human cases of H7N9 this winter, in addition to Guangdong.

H7N9 is a bird flu strain first reported to have infected humans in 2013.



Source: Medindia
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended Reading

This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Increase in H7N9 Bird Flu Cases in South China's Guangdong Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests