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Volume 19, Number 11—November 2013


Mild Illness in Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus–Infected Poultry Worker, Huzhou, China, April 2013

Huakun Lv1, Jiankang Han1, Peng Zhang, Ye Lu, Dong Wen, Jian Cai, Shelan Liu, Jimin Sun, Zhao Yu, Heng Zhang, Zhenyu Gong, Enfu Chen, and Zhiping ChenComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Hangzhou, China (H. Lv, Y. Lu, J. Cai, S. Liu, J. Sun, Z. Yu, Z. Gong, E. Chen, Z. Chen); Huzhou Municipal Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Huzhou, China (J. Han, P. Zhang, D. Wen); the 11th Chinese Field Epidemiology Training Program, Beijing, China (H. Zhang)

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Table 1

Blood test results on hospitalization days 1–4 for a man infected with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, Huzhou city, Zhejiang Province, China, 2013*

Index April 16
April 17
April 18
April 19
Reference range
Morning Afternoon Morning Morning Afternoon Morning
Leukocyte count (109 cells/L) 7.0 5.9 4.9 4.4 4.3 4.0 4–10
Neutrophil count (109 cells/L) 5.6 3.9 3.0 1.8 2.4 1.8 2–7
Lymphocyte count (109 cells/L) 0.6 1.5 1.6 2.2 1.5 1.9 0.8–4.0
C-reactive protein (mg/L) ND ND ND 3.4 2.9 4.19 0–4.0
Lactate dehydrogenase (IU/L) 183.0 ND 156.0 161.0 ND 142.0 106–211

*ND, not determined.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.