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.