Wednesday, April 23, 2014   

(H7N9 watch) Elderly man in Jiangxi under observation
(04-25 11:58)

Health authorities in eastern Jiangxi reported the province's first suspected human case of H7N9 avian influenza today.
The provincial center of disease control and prevention has sent the patient's samples to the national lab to confirm the diagnosis, Xinhua reports.
The patient, a 69-year-old man, has been admitted to the No 3 Hospital in Nanchang, the provincial capital. His condition is not known.
The city's disease control authority has quarantined 14 people who have had close contact with the patient. None of them have exhibited any abnormal symptoms.
The National Health and Family Planning Commission said in update yesterday that the total number of H7N9 cases reported in the mainland stood at 108, including 23 who have died. Most cases were reported in east China's Shanghai Municipality and the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui.
   
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