TABLE 1

Epidemiological and clinical data for three clusters of H7N9 virus infection in Guangdong Province, Chinaa

CharacteristicCluster 1Cluster 2Cluster 3
Index caseSecond caseIndex caseSecond caseIndex caseSecond case
Age (yrs)/sex29/M5/F37/M2.5/F5/M4/F
RelationFatherDaughterFatherDaughterCousinCousin
Onset of illness (mo-day-year)1-3-20141-14-20141-25-20141-31-20141-28-20141-26-2014
Admission to hospital (mo-day-year)1-9-20141-15-20141-29-20142-1-20141-29-20142-3-2014
Sign(s) of illnessFatigue, myalgiaFeverChills, fever, sore throat, and dizzinessFever, rhinorrhea, and coughFeverFever, cough, sneezing, and rhinorrhea
Temp (°C)40.138.439.539.538.039.3
White cell count (×109/liter)2.927.902.2712.989.69N/A
Chest radiographyBilateral pneumoniaN/ABilateral pneumoniaN/ABronchopneumoniaN/A
Mechanical ventilationYesNoYesNoNoNo
Oseltamivir treatmentYesYesYesYesYesYes
Type of exposureWorked in live poultry marketVisited live poultry marketHandled poultry products; poultry death at homePoultry death at homePoultry death at homePoultry death at home
OutcomeRecoveryRecoveryDeathRecoveryRecoveryRecovery
  • a M, male; F, female; N/A, not applicable.