Thursday, January 9, 2014

#H7N9 Hong Kong 3rd Case CHP reports on Contacts; Poultry test negative in Market

[A case of translation fog.  I'm not sure how many of the contacts received Tamiflu.  Although I must admit....I am curious.]

Sixty-year-old male patient of our third case of H7N9 cases currently still in critical condition. CHP has contacted five close contacts and more than ninety other contacts; five patients, including one in close contact with their families, and those who stay in the same ward, they have been quarantined, received a prescription for Tamiflu prevention and treatment, all of them without symptoms, respiratory samples were negative for H7 virus.
The department sent to the nearby residence of the patient Pei Ho Street Market cleaning, and ten to five chicken stalls extract samples for testing, the results of all the samples of H7N9 virus rapid test was negative. Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man said that in the past many times a virus is found in environmental samples markets, reflecting market environment need to be careful, especially with wet markets selling poultry, the risk of long-term ill-line market is also larger. Expert assessment, east and Guangdong will continue to have sporadic cases, and there are not considered to restore supply to Hong Kong, Shenzhen chickens.

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