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Update on imported human case of avian influenza A(H7N9)

     The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (February 24) reported an update on the first imported human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) this winter affecting a man aged 60.

     The patient's afebrile son, who has had a sore throat since February 22, was admitted to the Hospital Authority Infectious Disease Centre in Princess Margaret Hospital for observation yesterday evening (February 23). His nasopharyngeal aspirate tested negative for influenza A virus upon testing by the CHP's Public Health Laboratory Services Branch.

     Epidemiological investigations and contact tracing are ongoing.

Ends/Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Issued at HKT 11:30


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