Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

China Reports 3 new human avian influenza cases

19 January, 2009

The Ministry of Health in China has reported 3 new cases of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus.
The first case is a 27 year old female from Jinan City, Shandong Province. She developed symptoms on 5 January, was hospitalized, and died on 17 January. The source of her infection is presently under investigation.
The second case is a 2 year old female from Luliang City, Shanxi Province. She developed symptoms on 7 January, was hospitalized, and is in a critical condition. The source of her infection is presently under investigation.
The third case is a 16 year old male from Huaihua City, Hunan Province. He developed symptoms on 8 January, was hospitalized on 16 January, and is in a critical condition. The case had exposure to sick and dead poultry.
All 3 cases were confirmed by the national laboratory. All contacts have been placed under medical observation and remain healthy to date.