Thursday, June 16, 2016

China: 1st H7N9 Case Reported From Liaoning Province

Liaoning Province - Credit Wikipedia


At a time of the year when H7N9 cases should be all but non-existent, this afternoon we've seen the 5th case announced out of China in just the past two days.

This time, it comes from Shenyang City, which is the capital of -  and largest city in - northeast China's Liaoning Province.  This is the first reported H7N9 infection we've seen from this province. 

The report, from the Liaoning Health and Planning Commission, was picked up and posted this afternoon by Biological100 on FluTrackers.

Province confirmed one case of H7N9 cases
Information Sources:     Published: June 16, 2016
June 15, 2016, the province confirmed case of human infection of H7N9 cases. The patient, male, 67 years old, Tiexi District, Shenyang City, a retired worker. Currently, provincial and municipal experts best for treatment, vital signs are stable and yet; has close contacts and co-exposure medical observation and implementation of those samples tested, currently in good health, without exception.

After the outbreak, provincial and municipal plans immediately take such emergency measures, carry out epidemiological investigations, medical institutions to strengthen influenza-like illness and pneumonia of unknown causes monitoring.

FluTracker's list of H7N9 cases currently shows the following 5 cases reported over the past two days for the month of June.

#794 - Patient hospitalized in Tainjin with severe pneumonia, from Langfang, Hebei province

#795 - Patient hospitalized in Tainjin with severe pneumonia, Binhai, Tainjin municipality

#796 - Female, 68, hospitalized in Beijing in critical condition, from Langfang, Hebei province

#797 - FAO reported case June 14 in Nanjing, Jiangsu province

#798 - Male, 67, stable condition in Tiexi District, Shenyang City, Liaoning province

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