FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

China reports two more cases of avian influenza

Centre for Health Protection

Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection at the Department of Health (DH) received notification on Saturday of two more cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) in mainland China, bringing the confirmed number of cases on the mainland up to 440. 

The two latest cases include a 44-year-old woman from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, who died last month, and a 7-year-old girl from Beijing.

“All boundary points have implemented disease prevention and control measures," a DH spokesman said. "Thermal imaging systems are in place for body temperature checks of inbound travelers. Suspected cases will be immediately referred to public hospitals for follow-up investigation.”

Masks are strongly recommended for anyone traveling with avian influenza symptoms or in avian influenza areas. Individuals returning from avian influenza-affected areas who are exhibiting fever or respiratory symptoms are asked to seek immediate medical attention.

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