Monday, April 1, 2013

#H7N9: 2 Unconfirmed makes Total of 5

[In this article, we have a different date of death for the 55 yo Son.  February 28th.  And the other Son, 69 yo, recovered.  If this is correct, we also have 2 more cases, but they were not detected, as the article states below.  I will add them to my case list.  Another mention of the 24 yo male that is deceased, a pork hawker.  I'll look into that.  There are many stories on this blog of the pigs in the River recently.]

Translation out of China

The National Health yesterday informed, Shanghai and Anhui found three cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu cases: patients Shanghai Lee (87 years old), the incidence of February 19, March 4 deaths; Shanghai patients Wu, male (27 years old), the incidence of February 27 and died on March 10; patients Mr. Han, Chuzhou City, Anhui Province, women (35 years old) on March 9 incidence, is currently in critical condition, is Nanjing treatment.Three cases showed early symptoms of fever, cough and other respiratory tract infections on to develop severe pneumonia and breathing difficulties. March 29, the Chinese Center for Disease Control, was isolated from patient samples to the H7N9 avian influenza virus, the first case diagnosed by experts as the world. Epidemiological association was not found between the three cases, the specific source of infection is not clear.

The news that Mr. Han, Anhui female patients before the onset of contact with poultry. Shanghai 24-year-old male deceased Wu, pork hawkers, also said poultry stall tenants, contact the livestock itself has a history of chronic diseases.

 Early last month, the Shanghai Huangpu River bizarre floating over 10 000 dead pigs, many Shanghai residents yesterday talking about the Internet, questioned whether related to avian influenza.

As for Lee, the 84-year-old dead in Shanghai and chronic diseases, but did not leave the house before the onset of two weeks, no livestock contact history. The Shanghai official also confirmed that Lee before the onset of their two sons as early as mid-February, due to similar symptoms admission.Youngest son (55 years old) died on February 28 due to severe pneumonia after hospitalization, the eldest son (69 years old), has recovered and was discharged. The Shanghai the sanitary health department said the two were not detected in the H7N9 avian influenza. In addition, Shanghai, Anhui diagnosed patients of all close contacts, were not unusual.

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