The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) verified with the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) today (April 26) three human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) in Jiangsu, two in Jiangxi, one in Fujian and one in Zhejiang.

The three cases in Jiangsu involve three men aged 49, 36 and 60 who are receiving treatment in hospital and their respective condition is stable, serious and critical.

The two cases in Jiangxi involve a 69-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman who are receiving treatment in hospital. Their condition is critical. The 24 close contacts of them are asymptomatic so far.

The case in Fujian involves a 65-year-old man who is receiving treatment in hospital. The 37 close contacts of him are asymptomatic so far.

The case in Zhejiang involves a 38-year-old man who is receiving treatment in hospital. His condition is serious.

As of 9pm today, a total of 118 cases have been laboratory confirmed with avian influenza A (H7N9) in the Mainland, which included Zhejiang (45 cases), Shanghai (33 cases), Jiangsu (27 cases), Anhui (four cases), Henan (four cases), Jiangxi (two cases), Beijing (one case), Shandong (one case) and Fujian (one case).

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