Monday, December 30, 2013

Hong Kong Shenzhen Luohu Man Confirmed with #H9N2 Map

December 30, 2013

Today, together with the Government of Hong Kong from mainland China confirmed human infections passed avian influenza A (H9N2) cases, the patient was 86 years old, living in Shenzhen Luohu.

Director of the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health Leung Ting-hung announcement, this man is chronically ill patients, the incidence in the 28th, then to Hong Kong for treatment, and is currently in stable condition. Hong Kong Department of Health has informed the Guangdong health authorities since this case.
Leung Ting-hung said that he had contact with the patient's 50 health care workers have received medical observation, all without symptoms of infection.

Leung Ting-hung said, H9N2 infected birds generally between the lower people the opportunity to spread. Initial inquiries revealed that the patient was not contacted before the onset of the disease in poultry, nor eaten poultry; Therefore, TH Leung does not exclude the possibility of patients infected with the virus from birds. Hong Kong authorities are tracing the source of infection. This is the first appearance of H9N2 cases in Hong Kong this year. Statistics show that Hong Kong has played a total of seven H9N2 cases have occurred since 1999, but the patient's condition were minor, no fatal, the last time in 2009. Since the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong, Hong Kong hurts the most is that of the H5N1 bird flu, resulting in many deaths. Even recently passed by the continent's H7N9, Hong Kong people also did not panic.

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