Sunday, November 30, 2014

Zhejiang Province Reports H7N9 Case


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On Friday, in H7N9 Case In Guangdong Province, I mentioned there have been local media reports suggesting a couple of other H7N9 cases in China over the past week, but no announcement at the provincial level.

While the government health sites still aren’t carrying any notifications, today we have the next best thing;  China’s official news agency Xinhua is reporting details on a case from Jiaxing city (Zhejiang Province) from earlier in the week.

A quick check finds a recently posted H7N9 safety advisory on the Jiaxing City CDC website, where a tacit admission of a recent case appears.  As H7N9 generally produces no symptoms in poultry, it is often only when a human falls ill and is diagnosed that anyone realizes the virus is circulating in local birds.

This from the
Zhejiang Xinhua Channel.

Jiaxing confirmed the first case of human infection with the H7N9 avian winter flu

  • Time: 2014-11-30 09:16:32 Sunday

When the Ebola virus has not left the power from people's sight, H7N9 bird flu virus and "comeback" and that it appeared in our midst.

Reporter yesterday learned from the CDC Jiaxing, Jiaxing recently discovered case of human infection cases of H7N9 avian influenza. It is understood that this is the first case of this winter in Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, is the first case of human infection of H7N9 cases.

According to reports, the infected person because of roadside stalls to buy live poultry rearing to go home sick infection present, patients have been admitted to a local hospital for treatment, the situation is more critical.

More than 60-year-old aunt in the H7N9 virus trick

Reporters learned that, in patients infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus is a more than 60-year-old aunt, who lives in the urban areas in Jiaxing.

At first, her symptoms are fever, cough, so she will be sent to the family Jiaxing Second Hospital for treatment. However, according to a cold treatment a week later, his condition did not improve, so the hospital contacted the provincial expert testing, test results showed that the H7N9 virus infected aunt.

November 26 morning, the aunt was sent Jiaxing First Hospital of Infectious Diseases, floor, isolation and treatment.

According to relatives, said some time before the onset of the aunt, to Jiaxing Xincheng a roadside farmer's market to buy back two live chickens, chicken rearing in their own homes, it is estimated that chickens are carrying H7N9 avian influenza virus, so it is infected a.

It is understood that the patient is currently in critical condition comparison.

Jiaxing disease control department launched the emergency plan

For this case emerging, Jiaxing disease control department immediately launched the emergency plan, a sample of cases, the source of infection were detected and investigation, to have been in contact with patients who had blood, and make their health follow-up observation. Also strengthen fever clinics and major hospitals pre-triage process, once suspected cases immediately treated in isolation.

Jiaxing Municipal office November 28 is also the official government website message confirming Jiaxing found cases of avian influenza H7N9 virus in case of human infection.

The sources said that this is the first man since the winter, Jiaxing found cases of H7N9 infection, the third case of human H7N9 infection also occurs city level cases.

Jiaxing City CDC also issued a reminder that eating poultry is best cooked cooking, always pay attention to strengthening exercises, enhance immunity, wash their hands, fewer trips to crowded areas, so as to reduce the risk of infection.

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