In the week PRIOR to the December announced H7N9 outbreak in Hong Kong there was a 454% increase in people seeking Flu treatment from Chinese Medicine Practitioners. During the week the authorities announced the H7N9 cases, the doctor visits jumped another 142%.
The total increase in Flu treatment seekers has jumped a total of 644% from the week ending November 23 to the week ending December 7th. Such a massive increase has not been seen in the 3 prior years for which we have seen data. That same data also indicates that there was also unusual Flu symptom activity over the Summer months.
UPDATED chart for week the ending December 14th:
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