Wednesday, August 28, 2013

#H7N7 #H7N9 Detect new strains of H7N7 avian influenza

Translation out of Vietnam:
August 23, 2013

International team by Yi Guan, flu expert at the University of Hong Kong head, took samples from chickens, ducks, geese, pigeons, partridges and quail from the market in Shandong and Zhejiang provinces, two provinces north and south of Shanghai and in Guangdong samples.

They have found the H7N9 virus in chickens in Rizhao, Shandong and accidentally discovered a new virus H7N7 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang. Research shows that the new H7N7 virus is the cause of severe pneumonia for ferrets, species samples compatible with humans.

Therefore, this new variant poses a potential threat to humans and can cause a more serious infection H7N9 virus.
Furthermore, the detection of H7N9 virus is still lurking in the chicken market has increased fears that the flu outbreak in humans and will develop into a new more dangerous form.

Speaking in the journal Nature, Guan require government should seriously consider the existence of live poultry markets in major cities and have long-term monitoring of the avian virus, so health authorities can provide early warnings when danger appears variants. 

The Chinese government is considering the closure of markets in Nanjing and Suzhou.

 Earlier, the H7N9 flu has infected more than 130 people and 40 deaths since it was first detected in March this year. Most people who are infected with the H7N9 live bird markets fell ill before.

When the outbreak, the Chinese Health Ministry ordered closed many live poultry markets in Shanghai, but many markets were only open for a month or two later when the infections started in the fall.
At that time, Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director General World Health Organization has warned the virus could not "simply disappear" like that.

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