Updated H7N9 Map: First Confirmed H7N9 Bird Flu Virus Case in Hong Kong

The deadly H7N9 birl flu virus has come to Hong Kong as the 1st case has been confirmed on Monday morning. The 1st H7N9 case has first been found in China back to February and has killed 45 people in China, and here we have updated the H7N9 Google Maps for your information:

A 36-year-old Indonesian domestic worker was found to have contracted the H7N9 bird flu virus after travelling to Shenzhen recently, and had killed and cooked a live chicken, and is now in a critical condition in Queen Mary Hospital. Secretary of the Food and Health Bureau Dr Ko Wing-man believed the case was imported from Mainland China. Dr Ko added that the risk of human-to-human transmission could not be ascertained yet but the city’s three-level response system has been activated to deal with a potential flu pandemic.

[UPDATED] Interactive Heat Map: H7N9 in China


We have updated the HTML5 Heat Map for the H7N9 situation in China lately. From the heat map, regions that are seriously hit by the disease are highlighted. You can mouseover the regions to get the details.

The map will be updated regularly to showcase the latest situation, and the Custom H7N9 Google Map with the detailed information will be released next week.

Clickable Map: Bird Flu Virus in China

interactive-google-map-china-bird-flu-virusThe deadly new strain of bird flu (H7N9) has been found in China, and China has confirmed 16 cases of H7N9 nationwide, with patients ranging in age from 4 to 87. A clickable Google Map has been created to report the latest news of this issue.

The map is created by George Chen,an editor of South China Morning Post, and marks the locations with confirmed H7N9 cases. The red markers show the deaths, the blue markers show the confirmed H7N9 infection, and the pink markers show other strains. Click on the markers, and detailed information about each case will be displayed.

Friday, China has confirmed 6 deaths cases in eastern China, and the Authorities stressed they have yet to find a case of human-to-human transmission and the current cases were appeared to come from human contact with birds.

The world has become more familiar with avian flu over the past decade, for example the spread of H5N1 avian flu, which has proved frighteningly deadly—killing 60% of those it infected, in the past. And the new H7N9 is more worrying than H5N1 due to the genetic changes in the avian virus, which may be adapting to infect mammals.