Zhejiang Province – Credit Wikipedia
While the H7N9 virus has been reported in roughly a dozen provinces and large municipalities since last spring, Zhejiang Province – by a substantial margin – has reported the greatest number of cases. Dr. Ian Mackay, on his Virology Down Under Blog, has just updated his terrific H7N9 by area of case acquisition... chart (see below), which illustrates the distribution of known cases.
Given these trends, it isn’t surprising to find that – for the fourth day in a row – Zhejiang Province is announcing new cases. Here is the announcement from the Zhejiang Ministry of Health website.
Release date :2014 -01-12
Source: Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission
January 12, 2014
Zhejiang Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission on January 12 informed that as at 15:00 on the 12th province confirmed two new cases of human infection H7N9 avian influenza.
Certain patients were male, 78 years old, Yiwu. January 11 was infected with H7N9 bird flu confirmed human cases, is now critically ill in a hospital in Hangzhou treatment.
Mengmou patient, male, 34 years old, temporary, Yinzhou District, Ningbo City, January 12 was infected with H7N9 bird flu confirmed human cases now are severe, in Ningbo, a hospital for treatment.
Today’s announcement brings to 7 the number of new cases announced from Zhejiang province since the first of the year.
While only Zhejiang province has reported new cases today, it isn’t clear whether all of the other provinces are updating their websites during the weekend.
Tomorrow may provide us with a better indication as to the number of new cases.