Thursday, January 05, 2017

Shandong Province Reports 1st H7N9 Case Of The Winter

Shandong Province - Credit Wikipedia


In addition to the 14 cases announced earlier today by Guangdong province, we've the following report from Shandong Province on their first H7N9 case of the winter season (and 10th overall).

This from the Rizhou City Health Department.
The city found one case of H7N9 flu

Source: CDC Division Views: 1769 Published: 2017-01-04

1 Yue 3 , the city found 1 Li H7N9 influenza cases. Department of male patient, 77 years old, now living in Rizhao, provincial and municipal Group has confirmed human infection of H7N9 influenza cases.

After the outbreak, the city of Wei Planning Commission immediately launched the emergency response, rapid epidemiological investigation, laboratory testing and outbreak response monitoring, tracking and close contacts to carry out medical observation for contaminated sites, articles disinfected. The prevention and control measures are being carried out in an orderly, the epidemic under control and found no similar cases.

While `inconsistent' and belated reporting makes it difficult to gauge the intensity of this year's H7N9 epidemic vs. previous years, it now appears to be well underway.

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