Tuesday, December 17, 2013

#H7N9 Update on China Dongguan 36(M)

December 17, 2013

Dongguan newspaper (Reporter Wang Wanli, Dong-chul) "Patients present with respiratory failure, multiple organ damage, the possibility of death up to 60%."Yesterday, at a press briefing in Dongguan City Health Bureau, Dongguan clinical team leader of human infection of avian influenza H7N9 Zhang Ping said.
December 15, Dongguan City, confirmed the second case of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu, the patient Mou, male, 39 years old, Nanchong, is currently in Fenggang hospital, in critical condition. It is learned that five days before the onset of patient Hemou went farmhouse dining eaten chicken, which is before the onset Hemou only contact with birds place within 10 days, but the virus traceability work still going on.
Dongguan CDC deputy director ZHANG Qiao-li said that after the outbreak, someone's farmhouse restaurant has been closed, Fenggang town other farmhouse restaurant is also a full disinfection.
ICU patients are being treated in isolation
Deputy director of the Dongguan Municipal Health Bureau spokesman Ye Xiangyang at the briefing, said that at present, Hemou critically ill patients being treated in isolation Fenggang Hospital ICU.
After preliminary investigation, the patient started on December 6 with fever, headache and fatigue and discomfort, did not improve after the self-medication, he worked in a local clinic, Fenggang town, the 11th to Fenggang hospital treatment, 13 patients with dyspnea was progressively increased transferred to ICU treatment.
Dongguan has launched a human infection with H7N9 avian influenza emergency response mechanism, sending medical treatment expert group stationed in Fenggang municipal hospitals, medical treatment under the guidance of the expert group of the province, to treat patients. Initially identified in close contact with the relevant medical staff and other patients and their families a total of 53 people, the need for a week-long medical observation.
Ye Xiangyang said that from January 1, 2013, people infected with H7N9 avian influenza has been incorporated into the statutory B infectious diseases, therefore, appealed to the general public health departments do not have to panic, people infected with H7N9 avian influenza preventable, controllable and curable, is not terrible.

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