Wednesday, November 6, 2013

#H7N9 Guangdong 3(M) Sym's Cough, No Fever, Lungs Fine, Contacts Confirmed Negative

November 6, 2013

Guangdong authorities said the boy was infected with H7N9 virus in Suining, Sichuan people, now living in Changping Town, Dongguan Yuan Shan Pui Village, he had cough but no fever, and lungs was normal, the condition is stable, in Dongguan City People's Hospital of Infectious Diseases isolation treatment. Boy's seven close contacts are under medical observation, of which three people experience flu-like symptoms, has been tested for H7N9 virus confirmed all were negative. 

Guangdong health department refers to the boy last month on the 27th, a few days before the onset of the disease, the parents had been brought to the village only Yuanshanbei market to buy dishes, but there is no contact with poultry. Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety department confirmed that the market has a 13 km range for the Hong Kong registered live poultry farms, but it will not stop temporarily for poultry farms in Hong Kong, the center will close liaison with the Mainland authorities to determine the appropriate corresponding actions. 

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