Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Guangdong new case of human infection of bird flu #H7N9

[This report also states a death, from a case in Dongguan. I believe it may be the 39(M) with a Report Date of 12/15/13]
 2014-01-07 19:10:00 Source: Health Bureau
 Health Department today (January 7) health department has received notification mainland Shenzhen confirmed one case of human infection with the new influenza A H7N9 avian influenza. Under the notification, the patient was 31-year-old man, living in Luohu District, Shenzhen City. Patients on December 30, 2013 the disease, January 3 hospitalized in a stable condition, no live poultry before the onset of exposure. Mainland health authorities have been under medical observation for its 35 close contacts, were not unusual. In addition, Dongguan, an earlier diagnosis of the patients in the Jan. 6 due to multiple organ failure and death.
Mainland people currently infected with influenza A H7N9 confirmed cases to 150 cases of bird flu, along with Taiwan and Hong Kong confirmed cases, a total of 153 cases of confirmed cases, 49 cases were fatal. The Health Department expects winter, the mainland will continue to see more people infected with influenza A H7N9 bird flu this year, during the spring, do not rule out the Macao Residents in the Mainland residents infected or infected mainland to Macao, has requested all medical institutions and medical personnel pay close attention to, if suspected cases should be detected in a timely manner or referral.
Based on current information, the main avian influenza H7N9 virus through contact with birds or their products, secretions, excretions and infection. The virus may have limited the spread between people, but there is no evidence that can be sustained spread between people. To guard against influenza H7N9 bird flu, the health bureau in addition to the requirements bird management departments, medical institutions remain vigilant and make all the preparations, but also appealed to the public attention the following matters:
• Avoid appear to have influenza H7N9 avian influenza outbreak area markets, farms and other birds have a place to sell or display;
• Avoid contact with birds and their secretions, excretions; case of contact should wash their hands immediately;
• Do not eat undercooked poultry meat, offal, blood products and eggs;
• attention to personal hygiene, wash hands frequently;
• If symptoms of fever, cough, breathing difficulties, should wear a mask, a doctor as soon as possible, and to detail the history of travel and contact history animal doctor.
For more information about the influenza A H7N9 avian flu, can be found in the Health Bureau website (www.ssm.gov.mo) or call the Health Department infectious disease hotline (28700800).

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