Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Taiwan Ministry of Health & Welfare on Yangjiang City Guangdong Province Cases #H7N9

December 18, 2013 Yangjiang City, Guangdong Reproductive health programs in China and the Guangdong Provincial Committee today (12/18) evening once again released new one case of influenza H7N9 confirmed cases in mainland China and Hong Kong since the autumn of the first 11 cases of H7N9 flu cases, showing the risks and threats of epidemic diseases increased.

Tourism currently recommended level outbreaks in Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces to maintain for the second stage: Alert (Alert), the remaining provinces (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) as the first stage: Note (Watch), the command center plan to remind people infected Be sure to maintain good health habits, avoid contact with birds. The 65-year-old woman with new cases of avian influenza H7N9 cases identified on December 16, as residing in Yangjiang City, Guangdong Province JiangCheng, as a 62 year old man, is currently hospitalized in critical condition, other epidemiological data under investigation.

Mainland China and Hong Kong after the autumn (10/1 onwards) Cumulative Bulletin 11 cases, including five cases of Zhejiang Province, Guangdong Province, four cases, two cases in Hong Kong (Guangdong Province shifted). Another so far this year on March 31, the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong were confirmed 145 cases, 47 deaths. Country since April 3 this year will be "H7N9 flu" as the fifth class of infectious diseases, a cumulative total of 457 cases so far reported cases, including one infectious cases, and the rest were excluded from H7N9 infection.

Border quarantine date, time travelers from epidemic areas in returning immigrants have 2,499 patients with symptoms since June 1, were excluded from H7N9 infection. Command Center pointed out that Guangdong and Hong Kong autumn after six successive appearance confirmed cases of H7N9 flu, coupled with the Guangdong provincial authorities test found in environmental samples, Longgang District, part of the live poultry markets showed positive H7N9 bird flu, does not exclude Mainland China Southern has a tendency to expand the epidemic alert to the people in China, especially in Guangdong and Zhejiang, should avoid the bird out of the live bird markets and street, city, and contact with poultry and birds dead birds.

Also, remind the physician should be strengthened ask the patient history and history of exposure to tourism, such as the H7N9 flu found in compliance with the definition of informed patient should promptly notify health authorities.

Command Center once again reminds people went to the Chinese mainland, the class should avoid contact with birds, especially not to pick up dead birds; eating chickens, ducks, geese and eggs to be cooked;, and should be implemented hand-washing and other personal hygiene measures to avoid infection.

When you return home if fever or flu-like symptoms, they should inform the airline personnel and airport and port of quarantine officers; such as after returning the above symptoms should wear a mask and seek medical advice and inform the physician contact history and travel history.

Latest epidemic diseases and other related information can be found in the Agency website ( the "H7N9 flu Corner" and "International Travel Information" area, or call the toll-free hotline and caring people informed epidemic 1922 ( or 0800-001922) contact.

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