Saturday, April 13, 2013

BBC China: Shanghai new confirmed case of H7N9 his wife previously infected


The Information Office of Shanghai, China announced on Saturday (April 13), Shanghai new confirmed case of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza. His wife had 4 April infected with the same virus.
Informed that new patients Gumou, male, 56 years old, the people of Shanghai. Fatigue, fever and other symptoms on April 1, April 3, 4, two trips to the Huashan hospital; 4 go to the treatment of the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center. April 11 test results positive for H7N9 avian influenza nucleic acid.
Total of 4 people with Gumou close contact so as to implement a strict medical observation, not unusual.
The notification said: "March 27, his wife certain fever and other symptoms detected the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive patient respiratory specimens collected on April 4, and municipal clinical expert consultation diagnosis of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza confirmed cases. "
The notification said: "According to the information currently available, insufficient determine Gumou incidence is due to an infection caused by."
This message is a Chinese netizens to speculate the "dignitaries interpersonal infected?" See this is really a little scared. "
Monday (April 8), the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) held a joint news conference, said the eight gene fragments of the H7N9 human gene fragments, expert judgment has not yet seen significant evidence of human-to-human transmission.
On April 11, the laboratory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that the H7N9 avian influenza virus genes from wild birds of East Asia and China Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu flocks gene reassortment.
The day Saturday, the first case of human infection of H7N9 cases, Jiangsu also augmented by a further two cases.
Up to now, China has a total of 47 confirmed cases, including 11 deaths. "Hardest hit" Shanghai were found in 21 cases, of which 7 died.

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