Monday, April 1, 2013

#H7N9: 4 Cases, 27yo contact w/poultry

(Sing Tao Daily reported), the mainland of the world's first case of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza, died early last month two men in Shanghai, Anhui, a woman in critical condition. The two sons of a deceased Shanghai severe pneumonia, but not confirmed to be infected. Another Shanghai deceased allegedly livestock stall tenants. Three cases the source of infection is unknown, the official said the virus is not found strong human-to-human transmission.
Mainland senior vice president of human infection of H7N9 cases. Reply to our inquiries, spokesman for the World Health Organization said that there is no evidence to suggest that the risk of human to human transmission of the H7N9 virus, the risk of human infection with the virus is also low, I believe that the virus is not a threat to public health, the WHO will continue to closely monitor the development of the virus.
Anhui woman in critical condition had contact with poultry
National health and birth control committee briefing yesterday, 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 a male (27 years old), the incidence of February 27 and died on March 10; patients with Chuzhou City, Anhui Province Mr. Han, women (35 years old) on March 9 incidence, is currently in critical condition, Nanjing, Jiangsu 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 27-year-old dead livestock stall tenants
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. Shanghai health authorities said, they were not detected in the H7N9 avian influenza. In addition, Shanghai, Anhui diagnosed patients of all close contacts, were not unusual.
Officer: with strong human-to-human transmission capacity
Informed that, according to who is in close contact with medical observation, the virus has not found a strong human-to-human transmission. The China CDC also found no recent nationwide influenza activity level is abnormally elevated. The experts are of the virulence of the virus and the human ability to spread further judgment.
Mainland health authorities said, the world is no vaccine for the H7N9 virus, but the gene sequence analysis showed that the virus neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs for influenza response, still observed As for efficacy. The official has the H7N9 cases to the World Health Organization, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and the countries concerned communications to Shanghai, Anhui and Jiangsu sent a working group of experts, guiding the patient's treatment and investigation.

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