August 16, 2013
The first case of H7N9 bird flu in Guangdong of transmission remains uncertain, the 15th Hong Kong media reports, the Hong Kong Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man pointed out, H7N9 avian influenza virus, or spread through the feces. In this regard Guangdong CDC chief expert Jianfeng believe that this can not exclude the possibility of transmission, but currently there is no clear evidence yet academia.
According to Hong Kong radio news, Hong Kong Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man, said he noticed Zhejiang University of Hong Kong and infectious disease specialist research shows, H7N9 bird flu virus could spread through the feces. He stressed that the virus in the earlier risk assessment and prevention and control of the process, the Hong Kong government has made this into account.
Jianfeng said that in studies on birds, a conclusion already clear that the bird flu virus can be excreted through the feces, and has reminded the public avoid contact with bird droppings; currently in the H7N9 avian influenza has also been shown in patients with secretory things there will be a virus, "Even the ordinary seasonal flu, the patient will have the virus in faeces, but the performance is far below the droplets spread other ways."
Jianfeng said the bird flu virus is transmitted through the varied, manure is also one way. But as a flu virus, the avian flu virus is spread primarily through the upper respiratory tract or pathway; regards the spread of gastrointestinal route performance, and viral shedding time, after detoxification, the amount of viral load and so on. "The present study only shows that there is this phenomenon and the situation, but some infections are so specific and how infections, but also a fuller investigation, research and demonstration."