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Sunday, January 5, 2014
China: #H7N9 and seasonal flu may parallel during Spring Festival - Experts Recommend Wear Mask
Excerpt - blue bolding is mine:
Just two days ago, the newspaper has just released a number of cases sent to monitor seasonal flu last month, compared with the same period last year to increase more than 10,000 cases.Now, H7N9 and occasionally scrapping a Parthian shot, a lot of people may ask, seasonal flu and H7N9 bird flu What is the difference?Both will cross-infection?
Reporters ask the provincial disease control experts.Experts believe, H7N9 bird flu and seasonal flu, which belongs to the category of influenza, are included in more than 140 subtypes of influenza.H7N9 mainly from poultry, so called "human infection with H7N9 avian influenza."The seasonal flu, is an annual winter flu epidemic will be the world's major types of influenza this year, mainly H1N1, influenza A H3N2 and influenza B does not include H7N9.
People infected with the flu virus, the main symptoms are fever, cough, body aches, etc.For this reason, some people infected with the H7N9 bird flu, do not be very great importance.
Ordinary seasonal influenza, is generally not life-threatening, and people infected with H7N9 avian influenza virus, will quickly destroy the lungs respiratory system, causing a short-organ failure, may cause death.
Experts predict that January is usually the coldest month of Zhejiang, the influenza virus will further active, the number will increase in the incidence of influenza, and H7N9 avian influenza, also was sporadic, both may parallel during the Spring Festival.
Spring Festival travel rush, go to crowded places
We recommend that you wear a mask
Influenza viruses are generally spread through the respiratory system.For example, next you have a cold person sneezes, with this "spray" to bring out the flu virus, it may fall on your face, clothes and hands.When a person Mobi Zi hand, wiping his mouth, is likely to create opportunities for the virus to enter the body.When the virus in your body accumulated to a certain number, then you happen due to fatigue or decreased resistance, the virus angry, and finally let you have the flu.
For this reason, experts recommend that when the public place, preferably with a mask to block the alien virus, if you own a cold, you can prevent transmission to others.
Less than a month from the Spring Festival, this time a lot of people started to buy tickets, purchase New Year, Spring Festival travel rush, it is difficult to avoid going to crowded places, wear masks, especially for children the elderly, it is necessary.
Reporters learned that, in Hong Kong, most people will prepare twelve bag disposable masks, to the hospital or in crowded places, wear and disease prevention.