Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Guangxi Province Reports Their First H7N9 Case


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We’ve a late entry in today’s H7N9 case list, with a case report coming for the first time from Guangxi Province, south and west of Guangdong Province.  This expands the geographic range of the virus further south, and moves it closer to Northern Vietnam.


A h/t to Ironorehopper for the link.


Guangxi confirmed one case of human infection with H7N9 avian flu virus

At 23:03 on January 29, 2014 / Source:
China News Network

BEIJING, Jan. 29, according to the Guangxi Health Department website news, January 28, 2014, Hezhou report one case of severe acute respiratory tract infections, at 21:30 on the 29th, by the autonomous region and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Disease Prevention Control center for testing and review, nucleic acid sample results were positive for H7N9. The regional health department expert group of patients based on the history of epidemiology, clinical manifestations and laboratory test results to determine human infection of H7N9 avian flu, which is the first case of human infection with the H7N9 Guangxi confirmed bird flu cases.

The patient is a female, 56 years old, a farmer living in the town Lingfeng Hezhou Babu District. Patient has fever, cough six days, shortness of breath increased one day, worked in two private clinics, no improvement after the 27th to Lingfeng hospitals for treatment, hospital doctors consider the patient's condition serious immediately be transferred to the People's Hospital of Hezhou treatment. Currently, patient is in the ICU rescue Hezhou People's Hospital in a critical condition.


Autonomous medical expert group is being organized to rescue. The epidemiological investigation of live poultry before the onset of patient exposure history. The case of the 19 who have been in close contact with medical observation to take timely measures, has not yet found an exception.

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