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LONDON, April 3: The April 3 Bulletin, Zhejiang Province confirmed two cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu cases in which patients died.
Patients, Mr. Hong, male, 38 years old, Hangzhou Jiande, cook, work in Jiangsu Taicang. March 7 about the disease, 18 Back Jiande a hospital; 20, 2009 transferred to Xiaoshan a hospital for treatment. Sicker patients on the 24th, after she died on the morning of the 27th. In the afternoon of April 1, Zhejiang Province CDC report test results of patient specimens H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid . April 3, China CDC influenza center laboratory for review of the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive. Provincial Health Department expert group based on the performance of the clinical, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of the cases of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza confirmed cases. The patients for the province's first cases of infection with the H7N9 avian flu. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of 125 people. As of now, all close contacts of the cases were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.
Patients Yang, male, 67 years old, Hangzhou people, retirement home. Check in Hangzhou hospital because of cough, fever and other symptoms on March 25; April 2 go to the Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine. In the afternoon of April 2, Zhejiang Province CDC report test results of patient specimens positive for H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid. April 3, patient specimens for the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive review by China CDC influenza center laboratory. Provincial Health Department organized experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, diagnosis of the cases of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza confirmed cases. After investigation, the the cases of a total of 58 people. Up to now, all close contacts of the cases were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.
After the outbreak, the leadership of the provincial government attaches great importance to Xia Baolong secretary, Li Qiang, governor made a written comment specifically requires close attention to the epidemic progress quickly to start the emergency response, seriously study the problems that may occur related plans, really good job in the . The provincial government held a special meeting this afternoon, emergency deployment do a good job of prevention and control work: First, with reference to the Ministry of Health, National Influenza pandemic contingency plans "to start Ⅳ grade emergency response.Second, health departments should earnestly implement the national norms on the prevention and control and clinics to treat the patient, do a good job the active surveillance and prevention and control work. Third, agriculture, education, industry and commerce departments should strengthen communication and coordination in accordance with the contingency requirements, and jointly improve the prevention and control work. The fourth is to strengthen the public health-oriented education, combined with the Patriotic Health Month activities, active preventive care.
Currently, no epidemiological association exists between the above two cases. Experts remind that this is the season of high incidence of influenza and other respiratory diseases, for the prevention of influenza, should wash their hands, indoor handling ventilation, attention to nutrition, to maintain a good physique; sneezing, coughing and other symptoms of respiratory tract infection, use paper towels , handkerchiefs Cover your mouth and nose to prevent infection of others; once the symptoms of fever, cough and acute respiratory infections, especially high fever, breathing difficulties, you should seek immediate medical attention; avoid contact and edible disease (dead) poultry, livestock.