Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Shanghai activates emergency action plan #H7N9


Under the contingency plan, schools, hospitals and retirement facilities are to be on the alert for fevers, and administrators are to report to health authorities if there are more than five cases of flu in a week.
Cases of severe pneumonia with unclear causes are to be reported daily by hospitals to health bureaus, up from the weekly norm.
The plan also calls for stronger monitoring of people who work at poultry farms or are exposed to birds.
The two Shanghai patients, aged 87 and 27, became ill in late February and died in early March. Both lived in Minhang District and had gone to the Shanghai No. 5 People's Hospital for treatment, but otherwise there was no connection. 
The 27-year-old was a pork dealer in a wet market.

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