Saturday, February 11, 2017

Beijing Reports Imported H7N9 Case (ex Hebei)


With several provinces having seen well over 200  H7N9 cases, Beijing has been fairly insulated from the virus over the past 5 epidemic season, with only 9 cases reported - some of which - like last summer's case, were imported from neighboring Hebei Province. 
Today Beijing's Municipal Commission on Health and Family Planning has announced their 10th case - and the first of this 5th epidemic wave - and once again it is an imported case from Hebei province. 
It is worth noting that over the first 5 epidemic seasons, Hebei has only reported a total of 4 cases, and has reported none so far during this winter's epidemic.  

 Beijing Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission on imported case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza 

    Release Date: 2017-02-11
    Source: Health and Family Planning Commission in Beijing

    February 11, 2017, the Beijing report a case of human infection with H7N9 imported cases of avian influenza. The patient Zhang, male, 68 years old, Langfang, Hebei people; the incidence in the local January 29, and in the local medical institution. Because the condition gradually worsened, on February 6 by the 120 ambulance go to the city for treatment. February 11, diagnose human infection of H7N9 avian influenza. The patient in critical condition, still in the full treatment. After investigation, patients with suspected history of exposure to poultry, which are currently in close contact with no associated symptoms. The patient is the city's first case of human infection of H7N9 found in 2017 cases of bird flu.

  Human infection with H7N9 avian influenza is mainly infected through contact carry H7N9 avian influenza virus in poultry, there is no evidence of human transmission. Beijing Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission to remind the general public: Do not touch live poultry, fresh poultry food should be cooked after eating, the relevant employees to do the occupational health protection; spring for infectious diseases prone season, to develop good personal hygiene habits , make the necessary personal health protection.

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