Friday, April 5, 2013

Jiangsu Province start influenza epidemic IV level emergency response

Published  2013-4-3

A really good job of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu prevention and control work, since April 3, Jiangsu Province, start the influenza popular Ⅳ class emergency response.
    On the afternoon of April 2, the Office of the Provincial Health Organization experts confirmed the province found four cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza. The report of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the provincial government decided to start since April 3, Ⅳ grade emergency response Jiangsu Province, an influenza pandemic, province departments, the province's health care institutions will be put to the influenza epidemic monitoring and prevention and control work.Influenza pandemic emergency response is divided into four, when the discovery of new influenza viruses that cause human sporadic cases, but there is no evidence that the virus has the ability to have sustained human-to-human transmission, start Ⅳ, emergency response. Ⅳ grade emergency response target an influenza pandemic, the new influenza virus containment within a limited range, or slow its spread.
    Focus on the implementation of the following measures: First, the establishment of a provincial respond to pandemic influenza joint prevention and control mechanism, is responsible for leading, directing and coordinating human infection with the H7N9 avian flu epidemic prevention and control work. Implement admitted to the hospital, make every effort to medical treatment, and do everything possible to save the patient's life, and strengthen the hospital infection control, good cases and their close contacts management.The third is to continue to strengthen surveillance, strict implementation of the epidemic reporting system, the organization to carry out risk assessments, timely adjustment of surveillance and response strategies.Fourth, strengthen the relevant emergency technical training, to organize emergency prevention and control exercise, good contingency reserves. Fifth timely release of information to carry out targeted health education, to guide the public to maintain a healthy state of mind, and enhance the awareness of self-protection, and effective prevention and control of epidemic influenza pandemic.
    The next step, according to the epidemic changes and patient treatment, timely adjustment of emergency response.

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