Wednesday, November 6, 2013

#H7N9 Guangdong Child's 3 Contacts Have Flu-like Sym's. Poultry Tests Negative

November 6, 2013

China news agency, Guangzhou, November 6 (Cheng Jingwei and Luo Yishan) - Guangdong Provincial Department of Agriculture said outside 6 pm, Changping Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, occurred an H7N9 avian influenza infection in children, the local agricultural sector in accordance with the relevant Chinese Ministry of Agriculture guidelines to carry out emergency monitoring H7N9 avian influenza were collected within the relevant market in Dongguan Changping poultry population of 175 samples, the results were negative.

According to the Guangdong Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission of the 5th Bulletin, Dongguan, Guangdong, a 3-year-old five month boy was diagnosed with H7N9 avian influenza infection.  

Currently boy milder, and its seven close contacts of 3 people experience flu-like symptoms.

The child is in Suining, Sichuan, who now live in Changping Town, Dongguan Yuan Shan Pui Village.

This year, the agricultural sector across the province of Guangdong in accordance with the Guangdong provincial government and the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, the arrangements and requirements, to carry H7N9 avian influenza surveillance.

Up to now, the province's total monitoring H7N9 avian flu samples 87,462 copies, except April and May have been published and processed two positive samples, all the other negative. This two positive samples in Dongguan Dongcheng District, Guangzhou Zengcheng City was found. It is reported that this year's May 24, Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, "the Ministry of Agriculture Bulletin No. 1950" H7N9 avian influenza has been adjusted to the two types of animal disease management.

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