Sunday, December 22, 2013

#H7N9 Shenzhen 38yo Case Started Tamiflu Too Later After Onset

[This article states what I have bolded in the previous post, but more clearly]
December 21, 2013

Shenzhen Special Zone Daily (Reporter Sheng Jiawan) patient was a 38-year-old in Europe, why the disease is so critical? Third People's Hospital Zhoubo Ping said that this is mainly because of the patient's condition to intervene too late. Early symptoms of H7N9 avian influenza is not different from ordinary flu. Zhoubo Ping reminder, flu-like symptoms need immediate medical attention and inform the history of exposure to poultry.
It is reported that 9 patients symptoms of fever, cough, etc., but until the 14th referred to the City People's Hospital before starting antiviral therapy. An interval of five days, resulting in various organs viruses, destroy the patient's immune system.Zhoubo Ping said that from the perspective of the current treatment of patients, the virus sensitive to Tamiflu, if you find people infected with H7N9 bird flu, early treatment, then the virus itself is not terrible. Moreover, people are not susceptible to the virus, and no variation, not person to person, so the possibility is very small concentration of the outbreak.

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