Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Zhejiang, Guangdong & Jiangsu Provinces Add H7N9 Cases

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After a one-day break in reporting, Zhejiang is back today with four new cases, along with three new cases in Shenzhen City (Guangdong Province), and one new case in Jiangsu Province.   We may see additional announcements later in the day, but for now we have 8 new cases.

 

Of note, two of the four cases announced today from Zhejiang are described as `mild’ – which, while good for the patient – can make it more difficult to identify and isolate those infected with this avian virus. It is axiomatic that we are more likely to test those experiencing serious illness, as they tend to go to hospitals more frequently.  

 

So, one of great the unknowns with this H7N9 virus  is how many `mild’ or asymptomatic infections go undetected.

 

Last summer, a study appearing in  The Lancet (see Lancet: Clinical Severity Of Human H7N9 Infection) attempted to quantify that number - at a time when the `official count’ hovered around 130 cases -estimating `that between 1500 and 27 000 symptomatic infections with avian influenza A H7N9 virus might have occurred as of May 28, 2013’.

 

The accuracy of these estimates is unknown, but it is very likely that the official case counts under-represent the real burden of H7N9, perhaps by a sizable margin.

 

Zhejiang Province, four new cases of human infection of bird flu H7N9

Release date :2014 -01-28
Source: Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission

 

Zhejian Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission January 28 briefing, the province today added four cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza.


1, the patient surname Wang, female, farmer, aged 43, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou people. January 27 confirmed human cases of avian influenza H7N9 infection. Now the disease is mild, in Hangzhou, a hospital for treatment.


2, Shen certain patients, male, farmer, aged 81, Changxing County. January 27 confirmed human cases of avian influenza H7N9 infection. Is now in critical condition at a hospital in Huzhou treatment.


3, the patient Xia Moumou, female, farmer, aged 63, Huzhou, Deqing County. January 27 confirmed human cases of avian influenza H7N9 infection. Now the condition is severe, treatment in a hospital in Hangzhou.


4, the patient surname Wang, male, retired, 57 years old, Yinzhou District, Ningbo people. January 27 confirmed human cases of avian influenza H7N9 infection. Now the disease is mild, treatment in a hospital in Ningbo.

 

Shenzhen City, which is located just 20 miles north or Hong Kong, reports 3 new cases today.  Of note, Shenzhen’s cases today are running noticeably younger than most of those being reported the past few days.

 

 

Province added three cases of human infection with H7N9 bird flu

2014-01-28 15:26:06 Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission |  color:

January 28, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission: H7N9 confirmed cases of avian flu in Shenzhen City, three cases of human infection with the new report.


Case 1 Zengmou, female, 43 years old, a native of Guangdong, Shenzhen, currently residing in Bao'an District of Shenzhen City streets. January 27 confirmed cases of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza, the patient's condition is currently stable in Shenzhen designated hospital admission.


Case 2 Cai, female, 41 years old, a native of Guangdong of the state, now living Longgang District streets. January 27 confirmed cases of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza, the patient is currently in critical condition in Shenzhen designated hospital admission.


Case 3 Lin, female, 31 years old, a native of Shantou, now live in the South Bay Street, Longgang District. January 27 confirmed cases of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza, the patient is currently in critical condition in Shenzhen designated hospital admission.

 

Our last stop is Jiangsu Province, which reports their 7th H7N9 case of 2014.

 

Province 1 new confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza

Published :2014 -01-28 

Provincial Health Department, the province confirmed cases of new H7N9 bird flu case of human infection.

Patient named Ma, male, 53 years old. January 27 was the night of Huai'an City confirmed human cases of avian influenza H7N9 infection. Currently in Huai'an a hospital for treatment, serious condition.

 

Despite this daily parade of fresh cases , thus far we haven’t seen any epidemiological evidence to indicate the virus is transmitting between humans in an efficient or sustained manner.

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