September 2, 2013
The Ministry of Health has recorded a positive response to influenza virus in a person "suffering from conjunctivitis and occupationally exposed to sick birds." The disease is mild and you are making are to control the infection.
The National Institute of Health has recorded a positive for the H7N7 avian influenza virus in a person "suffering from conjunctivitis and occupationally exposed to sick birds belonging to the farms in the region of Emilia Romagna", in which it was found to have of the viral infection.
"The H7N7 virus is not easily transmitted to humans - remember the ministry - which can become infected only if it is to be in direct contact with sick or dead animal. Unlike other avian viruses (such as H7N9 or H5N1), H7N7 tends to give the man a mild disease (such as conjunctivitis), as already observed in a human outbreak occurred years ago in Holland. ""As rare transmission from person to person - adds the note - the human outbreaks tend to self-restraint, so the risk of community is extremely low or even irrelevant." The Emilia Romagna Region, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, having "readily identified outbreaks animals, has taken all the necessary procedures to bring the infection under control."
Four outbreaks found in the region from 13 August. The first to Osterley in the province of Ferrara on the farm Eurovo: 120 thousand hens overthrowing. On August 21, the second signaling Mordano, in the province of Bologna and consequently the reduction of 580 thousand animals. The third in Portsmouth (Ferrara) and the fourth strain of the virus was found again in Mordano.