Friday, May 3, 2013

China: Update on Zhang & Son, Shandong's Case #H7N9

May 3, 2013 

At present, the patient Zhang has begun eating a liquid diet, also shows that patients with gastrointestinal function has begun to recover. While his next respiratory virus detection results for three consecutive days was negative, antiviral therapy achieved remarkable results. "From the 29th, the 30th until now, completely undetectable viral RNA, has been described does not exist in vivo replication of the virus, the body's antibodies sufficient to eliminate the virus." 

Shandong Province of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza clinical treatment experts Team Leader tall Chuan said. Qilu Network reporter learned from the case before Zhang ventilator should soon take off. "From the current perspective, Zhang had no life-threatening, and soon will go to the general ward." Medical staff told the Qilu network reporters.     

Zhang's son also infected with H7N9 avian influenza restore the ideal detection of H7N9 avian influenza virus was negative again, not a fever. "After several days of active treatment, the children all aspects of recovery is very good, a few days to arrange check CT, if pneumonia is absorbed, would be discharged." Said Provincial Chest Hospital Critical Care Medicine, director of Sun Wenqing.     Tall Chuan also said that two of the symptoms and progress of this father and son is very different from the father is rapid progress, 4-year-old children has been no serious, although they have the disease, but also from the incubation period, symptoms did not find people human evidence. 

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