Fujian province ended the second wave of H7N9 with just 22 reported cases, and until the January 7th announcement (see Fujian Province Reports 6 H7N9 Cases In December) had remained quiet throughout the fall. We saw Hong Kong’s CHP update their count for Fujian to 28 a week later.
Unfortunately, the absence of onset dates, ages and genders in these reports makes keeping a decent line-listing, and good track of the totals, almost impossible.
So today, when we get a report from the Fujian Provincial Health Department like the one below, we can’t double check these cases, and we are forced to the update at face value. Since they already reported 6 cases in December, presumably all of these cases occurred since the first of the year.
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As of January 15 24, were reported across the province this year, 15 cases of human infection with the H7N9 cases. Among them, five cases of Fuzhou, Xiamen, six cases, two cases of Putian, Quanzhou, Zhangzhou and one case each. 2 deaths (Xiamen, Putian, one case each).
Experts advise, H7N9 flu is preventable, controllable and treatable, is a time when flu season, try not to direct contact with the public and self-slaughter handling live poultry, birds do not buy products of unknown origin, do not eat dead birds; to ground Wash your hands, wash your hands with soap after contact with birds; poultry and eggs should separate raw and cooked, cooked fully cooked before eating; if fever, cough, sore throat, general malaise and other symptoms, should wear a mask to the hospital. (Commission Emergency Management Office)
While not exactly a wealth of information, the China News Network has the following report which seems to confirm that these are, indeed, all new cases.
At 23:05 on January 16, 2015 Source: China News Network 0
BEIJING, Jan. 16 Fuzhou Power (Lin Chun Yin) Health and Family Planning Commission of Fujian Province on the 16th evening briefing, as of 15 January 24, this year, the province reported a total of 15 cases of human infection with the H7N9 cases, including two cases of dead.
Informed that found no clusters of cases, 15 cases of human infection with H7N9 cases, including five cases of Fuzhou, Xiamen, six cases, two cases of Putian, Quanzhou, Zhangzhou each one case, where Xiamen, Putian, one each deaths.
Fujian provincial government recently held a special meeting to be deployed to do H7N9 prevention and control work, health and family planning at all levels, agriculture, market supervision and management departments have started joint prevention and control mechanism, the full implementation of epidemic prevention and control measures focus on strengthening the live bird market supervision.
Fujian Health Emergency Planning Office officials said, grasp the live bird market regulation is currently focused on the prevention and control, health conditions unqualified live animal markets are closed, live bird markets and slaughter point to strictly implement the "day one cleaning a week a disinfectant, January 1 Rest "and other measures, to be completely emptied before the rest, thoroughly cleaned, disinfected, to prevent cross-
Assuming these reports are accurate Fujian province has reported nearly as many cases (n=21) in the past 6 weeks as they did during the first two epidemic waves.