Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Statement From Jiangsu Province Health Department On H7N9

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I’ve located the official statement from Jiangsu Province Health Department regarding the four new cases of H7N9.

 

Jiangsu Province, found four cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu cases in the provincial health department to implement five measures to make every effort to epidemic prevention work


Published :2013-4-2

Jiangsu Province, found four cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza
Provincial Health Department to make every effort to implement five measures epidemic prevention work

Jiangsu Provincial Health Department Bulletin, April 2, Jiangsu Province, diagnosed four cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza.

 

Patients Xu, female, 45 years old, Jiangning District, engaged in live poultry slaughter. March 19, fever, dizziness, body aches, fatigue and other symptoms. In the morning of March 27, go to Nanjing sicker ICU treatment in a hospital. Currently, patients in critical condition, is to rescue. On the afternoon of March 30, the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease testing positive for H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid. In the afternoon of April 2, review by China CDC influenza center laboratory for the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive. In accordance with the relevant requirements, the afternoon of April 2, the provincial Health Department organized experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of the cases human infection confirmed cases of the H7N9 avian flu. The patients for the province's first cases of infection with the H7N9 avian flu. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of 49 people. Medical observation, so far, all close contacts of the cases were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.

 

Patients with a mulberry, female, 48 years old, Suqian Shuyang engaged in sheet metal processing. March 19, fever, dizziness, coughing and other symptoms. March 30, sicker patients transferred to a Nanjing hospital ICU treatment. Currently, patients in critical condition, is to rescue. On March 30, the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Detection H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid weakly positive. In the afternoon of April 2, review by China CDC influenza center laboratory for the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive. In accordance with the relevant requirements, the afternoon of April 2, the provincial Health Department organized experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of the cases human infection confirmed cases of the H7N9 avian flu. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of a total of 60 people. Medical observation, until now, were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.

Patients Shen, male, 83 years old, Suzhou Wujiang District. March 20 fever, cough, sputum production, accompanied by symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath and chest pain. On March 29, the sicker patients to Wujiang Area hospital treatment. Currently, patients in critical condition, is to rescue. On April 1, the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Detection identified as the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive. In accordance with the relevant requirements, the afternoon of April 2, the provincial Health Department organized experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of the cases human infection confirmed cases of the H7N9 avian flu. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of a total of 15 people. Medical observation, until now, were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.

 

Patients Zhang, female, 32 years old, Changzhou, now lives in Wuxi city, unemployed. March 21, fever, cough, and other symptoms. On March 28, the sicker patients transferred to a hospital in Wuxi ICU treatment. Currently, patients in critical condition, is to rescue. March 31, identified as the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive by the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Detection. In accordance with the relevant requirements, the afternoon of April 2, the provincial Health Department organized experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of the cases human infection confirmed cases of the H7N9 avian flu. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of a total of 43 people. Medical observation, until now, were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.

 

After the outbreak, the provincial government attaches great importance to the health sector in accordance with the relevant plans and programs to rapidly launch epidemic prevention and control work. First, the Provincial Health Department established human infection with the H7N9 avian flu prevention and control work leading group, and people infected with the H7N9 bird flu prevention and control of the Group of Experts, medical treatment expert group issued "effectively strengthen human infection with the H7N9 avian flu prevention and control work urgent notice "to strengthen epidemic prevention and control, and to treat the patient. The specified 16 tertiary hospitals as a province first admitted to the hospital to make every effort, in accordance with the principle of "concentrated heavy suffering, a pool of experts, pooling of resources, centralized treatment, medical treatment, efforts to reduce the mortality. Third, the development of Jiangsu Province, people infected with H7N9 avian influenza monitoring the investigation and management solutions, organization of medical and health institutions at all levels to strengthen the monitoring of the unexplained cases of pneumonia and influenza-like illness, active search, and strive to early discovery, early reporting, early diagnosis, early isolation and early treatment. The fourth is to strengthen the hospital infection control hospital infection prevention and control, strict implementation of disinfection and isolation system and norms, strict precautions against the spread of the epidemic hospital. The fifth is to strengthen the communication links with the departments of agriculture, industry and commerce, business and work together to epidemic prevention and control work.

 

Currently, no epidemiological association exists between the above four cases. The experts have warned that the face of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu, Mo panic, to be alert to. First, to maintain good personal hygiene, such as washing hands frequently, indoor Qin ventilation. The second is to pay attention to improve nutrition, enhance personal physical. The third is to avoid contact and edible disease (dead), poultry, livestock. The event of fever, cough and other symptoms of acute respiratory infections, especially high fever, breathing difficulties, you should seek immediate medical attention.

 

Provincial Health Department will continue to make every effort to epidemic prevention and control work, and take effective measures to effectively protect public health

2 comments:

Alexandre Gagné said...

It is truly amazing. There will probably be many other cases. Is this the beginning of a new epidemic?

Michael Coston said...

I learned a long time ago not to make predictions about influenza.

We've certainly seen other outbreaks, with other viruses, that didn't progress further.


Hopefully we'll learn more over the coming days.