Saturday, May 06, 2017

H7N9: Shaanxi Province Reports 3rd Case, New Case(s) In Henan


Up until earlier this week, Shaanxi province had never reported an H7N9 infection, but over the past 4 days we've now seen three cases reported in rapid succession.  
On Wednesday we learned of a 63 year old man from Xianyang City who died from the virus (see Shaanxi Province Announces Their 1st H7N9 Case), which was followed yesterday by a report of a 62 y.o. man - again from Xianyang City - who was reported hospitalized in stable condition.

Today, the Baoji City Health and Family Planning Bureau is reporting a 3rd case for the province, involving a 31 y.o. man who fell ill in late April, and who died on the 5th.  A hat tip to F.I.C. Flu News for the link.

Epidemic release: May 6, the city confirmed the first case of H7N9 cases
Source: City Health and Family Planning Bureau Published: 2017-05-06

20:12 on May 6, 2017, the city of a male patient biological specimens by the Shaanxi Provincial CDC National Influenza reference laboratory review for the H7N9 virus nucleic acid positive. This is the city's first confirmed H7N9 cases, but also the province's first 3 cases.

Patients to a, male, 31 years old, who lives in Weibei District, Baoji City, in April 28, 2017 from the cough, fever, shortness of breath and other symptoms in the local community clinics after treatment ineffective. May 4 morning in the People's Liberation Army 537 hospital chest CT examination for pneumonia and real change, noon to Baoji high-tech people hospital hospital. After admission to the symptomatic treatment, May 5 patients gradually exacerbated by the municipal expert group after consultation with a high degree of suspected H7N9 cases, that is, patients with pulmonary alveolar lavage fluid samples sent to the city CDC for pathogen detection. 17:21 Disease Control Center reported H7N9 virus nucleic acid PCR test results were positive, and the specimens sent to the provincial CDC to review the confirmation. City Health Bureau with the patients to the city designated hospitals (city center hospital) negative pressure ward rescue, 22:15 patients died due to multiple organ failure. May 6 0:12, then the provincial CDC laboratory review report, confirmed that the death of biological specimens for the H7N9 virus nucleic acid positive.

After the outbreak of the epidemic, the municipal government attaches great importance to the mayor Huiyi immediately listen to the report and make instructions, requiring the Municipal Health Bureau and the relevant departments, counties should attach great importance to go all out to do the epidemic prevention and control work. Provincial Health Planning Commission leaders also attach great importance to and pay attention to prevention and control work, together with the instructions and requirements. Executive vice mayor Wu Jun held a special emergency meeting at 21 o'clock in the evening to arrange the deployment of prevention and control work, immediately start the emergency response to the outbreak of infectious diseases, the establishment of Baoji City, prevention and control H7N9 prevention and control work leading group, requiring the relevant departments, Prevention and control measures, immediately shut down all the city's live poultry market, quickly identify the source of live poultry and take professional prevention and control measures, closely do a good job of foreign live poultry inspection and quarantine investigation, the patient should be fully treated, close contact with the case according to regulations Isolation medical observation, to strengthen the city's food service unit supervision, strengthen the medical institutions outpatient management and medical staff training, and comprehensively do a good job in the implementation of the prevention and control measures.

Up to now, and patients have had close contact with the staff have all the investigation flow finished, is being observed medical isolation, there is no clinical abnormalities. The relevant departments of the city are "in accordance with the law, scientific, standardized and orderly" implementation of prevention and control.

Baoji City Health and Family Planning Bureau

Meanwhile, Henan Province, which up until last Tuesday had reported 18 cases during this 5th epidemic wave, announced 2 new cases overnight.  It appears that one of these cases may have been included in this morning's HK CHP update.


Author: Time: 2017-05-05 Views: 1125 Source: Ministry of Health and Family Planning 

April 29, 2009 to May 5, the province added 1 case of Zhumadian City, Luohe City, a case, a total of 2 cases of H7N9 influenza cases.

Patients Zhang, male, 50 years old, Zhumadian City Suiping County people. At present the patient is seriously ill and is being treated.

Patients Zhang, male, 58 years old, Luohe City, Wuyang County, a history of hypertension, diabetes. At present the patient is seriously ill and is being treated.

Experts to remind the public, try to avoid contact with live birds, do not touch dead birds; choose to buy cold, chilled poultry products; raw and cooked separately, cooked cooked thoroughly; engaged in poultry farming, transportation, sales, slaughter and other industry personnel contact live poultry To do a good job of personal protection; pay attention to maintain a healthy lifestyle, if there are abnormal signs of fever should be timely medical treatment.

While both of these cases suspiciously share the same surname (Zhang), they live roughly 40 miles apart and Zhang is a common name in China.  As of now, we have no word as to whether there is any epidemiological link between these cases.

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