[This is an article that states the 86yo went to a city hospital on December 30, with a cough and fever. We already know he was admited into ICU on the 3rd January. This article also states that it was 2 weeks ago that they had contact with the poultry farm.]
January 5, 2014
WASHINGTON (Reporter Gu Yong) City Health and Family Planning Commission notified the evening of 3: H7N9 confirmed cases of avian influenza reported one case of human infection with the city. 86-year-old patient Zhou Moumou, last December 30 due to cough, fever to a city hospital for treatment, after treatment ineffective, rapid progression of the disease, in the 3rd H7N9 bird flu confirmed cases of human infection. According to doctors for treatment, the patient had traveled two weeks ago to come into contact with poultry farms, their families are currently under medical observation period, the disease symptoms have not yet appeared. Because the eldest high specification Zhou Moumou symptomatic treatment, the situation is still not optimistic, now transferred from the Department of Infectious Diseases Respiratory treated. City Health and Family Planning Commission while briefing: According to state regulations, from November 1, 2013, the city has been included in people infected with H7N9 avian influenza B infectious management. Lu, Shanghai Public Health Center Jieshao Respiratory director, the autumn season is a high incidence of respiratory disease season, the public should pay attention to improve their immune system, enhance personal hygiene. Now it seems that people infected with bird flu is still in sporadic signs appear between interpersonal communication nor the public need not worry too much.
Author: Gu Yong
The last day of 2013, the country imported cases appear second case of H7N9. Case of 85-year-old mainland Chinese man recently went to visit Taiwan, loss of appetite, chest symptoms seek medical treatment, check for pneumonia, ventilator, Central Epidemic Command Center last night was diagnosed with H7N9.
Epidemic center, said the mainland tourists are "atypical symptoms", no fever, cough;, and the same group of passengers and daughter are asymptomatic, infectious judged not high, people need not panic. Department of Disease Control, Area Control Center keeps track of the situation with the relevant contact man with round-person group.
Following the first since April last year, the country imported H7N9 appears Taiwanese cases; these mainland tourists from Jiangsu Province, is the second from the case.
Currently epidemic center in Jiangsu Province has increased tourism activity levels for the second level "warning", including Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces also have confirmed cases of H7N9, appealed to the local people do not live bird markets, poultry or eating raw meat category.
World Health Organization, H7N9 is currently limited to "the limitations of human transmission stage." Epidemic center, said commander Zhang Fengyi, H7N9 flu outbreak so far, only five cases of human to human transmission limitations cases.
Although imported from mainland tourists in this country went to Taipei, Taoyuan, Nantou Tou, eluanbi Pingtung, Hualien Taroko so many tourist attractions, is still in a hospital in the northern part of the treatment in the intensive care unit, but was its first test weakly positive, low viral load.
Due to the frequent cross-strait exchanges, enhance Taiwan's epidemic level is? Zhang Fengyi said that if the virus mutated to human transmission stage, quarantine and epidemic prevention policy will be updated.
Director of Children's Infectious Diseases Hospital, National Taiwan University, said Li-Min Huang, mainland epidemic widespread than imagined, he judged the entire south of the Yangtze River has a virus exists, calling the people must be vigilant.