Friday, April 5, 2013

#H7N9: Contact of Confirmed Case with Symptoms Tests Negative

 This update on the contact mentions a cough in addition to runny nose and fever reported earlier.  The contact however, has tested negative.
 Also, over 20,000 chickens, ducks, geese & pigeons were slaughtered at the first market closed due to the virus.  The Wholesale Market is located in Songjiang District.  A hotline has been established and they have designated two "hospitals" to receive H7N9 patients in Shanghai, the Public Health Clinic Center and the Children's Hospital of Fudan University.


Of the 119 people who have had close contact with H7N9 patients in Shanghai, only one of them has developed symptoms of a cough, runny nose and itchy throat, but the person's test result of H7N9 was negative, Xu Jianguang, director of the Health and Family Planning Commission of Shanghai, said on the same occasion.

Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center and the Children's Hospital of Fudan University have been designated hospitals for receiving or treating H7N9 patients in Shanghai.

An around-the-clock hotline, 12320, has been launched for people wanting a consultation.

A total of 20,536 chickens, ducks, geese and pigeons from Huhuai Agricultural Products Wholesale Market were slaughtered after the H7N9 bird flu virus was detected from samples of pigeons in the market, Shanghai health authorities said Friday.
The market, located at Dongjing Township of Songjiang District, was the first to be closed earlier this morning. 

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