Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Confirmed cases of #H7N9 in Hong Kong man in critical condition

[The bolded text below is because I can connect that area, Luohu District, with a confirmed case reported yesterday.  The reason it is in red text, is because their were 2 suspected contacts of this case that proved to test negative.  A woman & her daughter.  I do not have any information of any connection with the 65yo below and this case:
Date of Report:  1/7/14
Name:  31(M)
From:  Luohu Dist, Shenzhen City
Onset:  12/30/13
Adm:  1/3 Bao’an District People’s Hospital
Notes:  Stable condition.  No live poultry exposure.  35 contacts.

January 8, 2014
Hong Kong now confirmed a suspicion from imported cases of H7N9 avian influenza. Infected a 65-year-old man is currently in critical condition.
Patients with chronic diseases, living in Sham Shui Po, he appeared unwell on Friday, Tuesday to Queen Mary Hospital Accident and Emergency Department, and subsequently deteriorated, to the intensive care unit, for isolation. Laboratory results, confirmed he was infected with H7N9 avian influenza.
CHP said that patients admitted ago been to Shenzhen Luohu District, passing by a sale of live poultry markets, the authorities are tracing the source of infection.

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