Monday, April 8, 2013

H7N9 mortality rate higher than SARS: Canadians began to get nervous


Febrile Diseases Research Center, deputy director of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Professor Lin Xingdong pointed out that SARS, a stream of influenza patients, general myasthenia time of approximately 7 days, such as SARS early protracted illness for 10 days before the increase, while the H7N9 usually only 3 - 5 days on admission to the intensive period of severe short time to become a major cause of high H7N9 mortality. "Severe short time, the virus enters the body blooms, lead to increased mortality." Of Professor Xiao Zhenglun on newspaper analysis said, SARS, although spread strong, but the destruction is not strong, only three percent of the proportion of severely ill patients. The H7N9 virus is not the same, and now it seems the spread of power is not strong, but deadly, such as the above-mentioned 16 cases, more than 90 critically ill patients. He said, "At present, in the H7N9 bird flu cases confirmed, there is still critically ill patients is stepping up its rescue, and does not rule out the death of patients will increase with the increase in cases of H7N9 avian influenza, the seriousness of the circumstances can not be optimistic."

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