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China reports new human H7N9 avian influenza case in Shanghai man

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For the first time in over two weeks, the China National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) has confirmed a new human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) on the mainland, according to a Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) press release Jan. 4.

The patient, the 145th human case reported from the mainland, is a 86-year-old man from Shanghai who is currently being hospitalized and treated in a Shanghai hospital.

In addition to the 145 cases from mainland China, both Hong Kong and Taiwan have reported two "imported" cases each.

The new case in Shanghai has prompted the Taiwanese government to issue a yellow travel alert for Shanghai today.

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) issued similar travel advisories for Guangdong, Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces last year.

The MAC also urged people who have to travel to epidemic areas in China to avoid direct contact with birds or poultry, wash their hands frequently and wear a surgical mask, not feed wild birds including pigeons, and not eat uncooked meat and eggs.

The Hong Kong CHP also advised travelers to the mainland saying, "Travelers, especially those returning from avian influenza A(H7N9)-affected areas and provinces, with fever or respiratory symptoms should immediately wear masks, seek medical attention and reveal their travel history to doctors."

The Chinese government continues to take the following surveillance and control measures:

  • strengthen surveillance and situation analysis;
  • reinforce case management and treatment;
  • conduct risk communication with the public and release information;
  • strengthen international collaboration and communication; and
  • conduct scientific studies.

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