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Table 3 Clinical characteristic of 46 confirmed cases from Zhejiang Province

From: Epidemiology of the avian influenza A (H7N9) outbreak in Zhejiang Province, China

Clinical characteristics and timelines Overall (n = 46)
Clinical outcome  
Hospitalization (%) 46 (100)
Death (%) 11 (23.91)
Symptoms at the onset  
Fever (%) 46 (100.00)
Cough (%) 37 (80.43)
Expectoration (%) 29 (63.04)
Shivering (%) 12 (26.09)
Fatigue (%) 13 (28.26)
Muscular aches (%) 16 (34.78)
Nausea (%) 3 (6.52)
Vomiting (%) 2 (4.35)
Underlying diseases (%) 29/38 (76.32)
Hypertension (%) 18/29 (62.07)
Diabetes (%) 9/29 (31.03)
Heart diseases(%) 8/29(27.59)
Hepatitis (%) 2/29 (6.90)
Trachitis (%) 4/29 (13.79)
Timeline and duration, median, day (IQR)  
Illness onset to first medical care 1 (2.125)
Illness onset to hospitalization 5 (3.00)
Illness onset to specimen collection 6 (2.25)
Illness onset to confirmation 7 .5(3.00)
The number of medical visits 3 (2)