Friday, March 06, 2015

Anhui Province Reports Another H7N9 Case

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After a slow start to this third winter’s wave of H7N9, Anhui Province has reported 7 cases in recent weeks, with the latest case announced today.

 

Anqing City, the new one cases of H7N9 cases

Published: 2015-03-06 Source: The Read 238 times

Anhui Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission briefing March 6, Anqing City, the new one cases of H7N9 cases.

Pingmou patient, male, 79 years old, Susong County, live poultry before the onset of exposure history. March 5 was diagnosed with H7N9 cases, patients are in critical condition, Hefei, now a hospital.

 

Hong Kong’s CHP has also published a notice:

CHP closely monitors additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland 

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (March 6) closely monitoring an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) on the Mainland, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

According to the Health and Family Planning Commission of Anhui Province, a male patient aged 79 with poultry exposure before onset was hospitalised for management in critical condition.

To date, 597 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities in Guangdong (179 cases), Zhejiang (156 cases), Jiangsu (70 cases), Fujian (58 cases), Shanghai (45 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Anhui (24 cases), Xinjiang (10 cases), Jiangxi (nine cases), Shandong (six cases), Beijing (five cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Jilin (two cases), Guizhou (one case) and Hebei (one case).

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As mentioned previously, H7N9 reporting from many of Mainland China’s provinces has been sporadic this winter, and so we are even less certain than usual over the size and scope of this year’s outbreak.  Hopefully some of the gaps in our data will be filled in as monthly epidemiological reports are filed by these provinces.

 

Surveillance and reporting – even at its best – can only be expected to measure the tip of the iceberg, as only the `sickest of the sick’ are apt to seek medical help, and are positioned to be tested and counted.

 

Despite these deficits in reporting, we’ve seen nothing to indicate any change in the way the virus is spreading, and the primary risk remains direct contact with infected birds. 

 

Meanwhile, the Anhui Provincial Health & Family Planning Department also reported the death today of a previously announced case (from February).

 

Anhui Province, one case of H7N9 death cases

Published: 2015-03-06 Source: 

February 23, Ma'anshan City, reported one case of H7N9 cases in patients with onset of February 10, February 22, Nanjing First Hospital diagnosed as H7N9 cases. The patients with the full treatment ineffective died on March 3.

Experts Again: Currently there is evidence to suggest that exposure of human infection with live bird markets H7N9 avian influenza morbidity risk factors, carrying the virus in poultry and their droppings, secretions may be infected with H7N9 avian influenza viruses were the main source of infection. Residents in their daily lives should avoid direct contact with live poultry, birds or their droppings, especially disease (dead) birds. In food processing, food process, to achieve raw and cooked separately to avoid cross contamination; if it has contact Wash hands with soap or hand sanitizer as soon as possible; children should avoid direct contact with poultry and wild birds; if found disease (dead) birds, animals Do not deal with on their own, should report the authorities. Do not buy live poultry slaughtered on their own, do not touch, do not eat sick (dead) poultry, meat, do not buy without quarantine certificates fresh, live, frozen poultry and their products; raw poultry, meat and eggs must be cooked cooking . "A healthy lifestyle is very important for the prevention of the disease, usually physical exercise should be strengthened to ensure adequate sleep, balanced diet. Wash your hands, pay attention to personal hygiene."

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