Via Hong Kong’s CHP (h/t Sharon Sanders of FluTrackers) and Taiwan’s CDC, we’ve announcements of two previously unreported H7N9 cases on the Chinese mainland, although very little detail is provided on either case. While it is still early in the fall, this should serve to remind us that `avian flu season’ is just around the corner.
The first case is that of a 44 year-old woman from the far western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, which reported their first two H7N9 cases only last August. Previously, most of China’s H7N9 activity has been located in the Eastern half of the country, so cases appearing in the far northwest suggest far greater geographic spread of the virus over the summer.
Below you’ll find the listings of the these three cases from FluTrackers H7N9 Case Line List.
#453 - Man, 53, onset August 3, hospitalized August 8, exposure to live poultry - Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
#454 - Woman, 66, onset July 14, hospitalized July 17, died August 3 - Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
#455 - Woman, 44, no details, died in September - Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
The second case – is that of a a 7 year-old girl from Beijing, whose symptoms are described as `mild’. While details are scant, there is actually more detail in the Taiwanese press release than in the Hong Kong notification.
Mainland China Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Beijing each added one case H7N9 influenza cases, these regional tourism epidemic recommend upgrading to the second level warning (Alert), called on people to go to mainland China is important to note prevention (2014-10-18)
Disease Control Department and the Chinese mainland health authorities confirmed today (October 18), Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Beijing each added one case of H7N9 flu cases. Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region case of a 44-year-old woman, career as a commercial service, with live bird markets exposure history, September 4 disease, has died Sept. 9; Beijing cases for a year-old girl student , Sept. 16 the disease, the symptoms are mild. Disease management department announced the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Beijing tourism epidemic raised to the second stage of the proposal: Warning (Alert), reminded the project to local people, it is important to maintain good hygiene, avoid contact with birds; and calls on physicians in the diagnosis and treatment pneumonia patient, be sure to ask the travel history of the patient.
Go (2013) after the autumn (from October 1, 2008) has so far confirmed 320 cases of H7N9 flu cumulative, including mainland China 306 cases, 10 cases in Hong Kong, China's three cases, one case of Malaysia. Since last year, the global total of 455 cases of confirmed cases so far, WHO announced 175 cases of death on September 3
Illness tube reminded people, to mainland China, should avoid contact with poultry category, especially not to pick up dead birds; eating chickens, ducks, geese and eggs to be cooked; and should be implemented hand-washing and other personal hygiene measures to avoid infection. In case of fever or flu-like symptoms returning, should inform the airline staff and airport and port of quarantine officers; after returning as the above symptoms should wear masks for medical treatment as soon as possible and inform the physician contact history and travel history. For related questions, please refer to the disease pipe's website ( http://www.cdc.gov.tw ), or call toll-free vaccination Line 1922 (or 0800-001922) contact.
18 October 2014
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (October 18) received notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of two cases of human infection of avian influenza A(H7N9) affecting a woman aged 44 in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and a girl aged 7 in Beijing. The 44-year-old woman passed away last month.
A total of 440 cases were confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (139 cases), Guangdong (109 cases), Jiangsu (56 cases), Shanghai (41 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Fujian (22 cases), Anhui (17 cases), Jiangxi (eight cases), Shandong (five cases), Beijing (five cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (three cases), Jilin (two cases), Guizhou (one case) and Hebei (one case).
Ends/Saturday, October 18, 2014