December 5, 2013
Department of Health: No confirmed cases of H7N9 recombinant gene resistance is not now
Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR Government Leung Ting-hung said Tuesday that Hong Kong confirmed the first case of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza, has just completed the genetic sequencing shows that the virus earlier in the mainland with no significant difference was found in the virus, but also no evidence that genetic recombination or emergence of drug resistance to Tamiflu.
Leung Ting-hung said that the Government will share genetic data in accordance with the established mechanism, the gene pool will contain data on the basic sort, let the local experts for reference. 17 cases of infection in close contacts were isolated for observation, and was prescribed Tamiflu for prophylaxis, initial laboratory samples were negative. He also, at present there are five people showed symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection. CHP traced more than 220 other contacts, there has been no exception. It is understood that the Hong Kong SAR Government will continue to monitor suspected cases of local hospitals; CHP also contact the AMS and the Civil Aid Auxiliary staff deployed to strengthen the sample testing temperature of travelers; Port Health Office will contact the Shenzhen side, pay attention to people and immigration CBS or without fever and other symptoms, has not found a suspected case.