Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Media Reporting Two New H7N9 Cases

 

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Although I’ve been unable to find the official statement from Jiangsu Province, it is being widely reported within the past hour that two more cases of H7N9 have been identified in that province.

 

FluTrackers has several of these reports collected on this growing thread.

 

The Hong Kong Standard has this brief report:

 

(H7N9 watch) One dies of new bird flu in Hangzhou:

Two persons in Hangzhou was found infected with H7N9 bird flu, where one of them was dead, China's state-run TV writes on its Sina microblog.

Two persons in the city were confirmed to be infected by the new bird flu, according to sources from Zhejiang provincial government. A 38-year-old man, who did not feel well since March 7, was dead.


A 67-year-old retired male is currently under treatment.

 

 

The most detailed report I’ve found so far comes from Zhejiang News, where we learn of a fatal case that fell ill on March 7th (died March 27th), and of a case that fell ill on March 25th.

Warning: Machine Translation ahead:

 

 

Zhejiang Province found two cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza cases in which patients have died

April 3, 2013 18:16:25 The Zhejiang online news website

 

Lee Lee Wong Sau Ping, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Online News April 3 (Reporter) Zhejiang Provincial Health Department Bulletin, April 3, Zhejiang Province confirmed two cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza, including the death of patients.

 

Patients, Mr. Hong, male, 38 years old, Hangzhou Jiande, cook, work in Jiangsu Taicang. March 7 about the disease, 18 Back Jiande a hospital; 20, 2009 transferred to Xiaoshan a hospital for treatment. Sicker patients on the 24th, after she died on the morning of the 27th. In the afternoon of April 1, Zhejiang Province CDC report test results of patient specimens positive for H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid. April 3, China CDC influenza center laboratory for review of the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive. Provincial Health Department expert group based on the performance of the clinical, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of the cases of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza confirmed cases. The patients for the province's first cases of infection with the H7N9 avian flu. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of 125 people. As of now, all close contacts of the cases were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.

 

Patients Yang, male, 67 years old, Hangzhou people, retirement home. Check in Hangzhou hospital because of cough, fever and other symptoms on March 25; April 2 go to the Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine. In the afternoon of April 2, Zhejiang Province CDC report test results of patient specimens positive for H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid. April 3, patient specimens for the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive review by China CDC influenza center laboratory. Provincial Health Department organized experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, diagnosis of the cases of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza confirmed cases. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of a total of 58 people. As of now, all close contacts of the cases were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.

(Continue . . .)

 

As soon as I can locate an official announcement, I’ll post it.

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