Sunday, January 5, 2014

Zhejiang new case of human infection of bird flu #H7N9

2014-01-05 18:42:00 Source: Health Bureau
 Health Department today (January 5) received notification mainland health sector, Zhejiang new cases of influenza A H7N9 case of human infection of bird flu. Under the notification, the patient was a 34 year old woman, living in Zhuji City. December 29, 2013 the disease, January 2, 2014 in the afternoon into the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, diagnosis and treatment.January 4, Zhejiang Province Center for Disease Control samples for the detection of cases of H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive, the patient is currently in critical condition.
Under the current circumstances, the Mainland health authorities are expected to be during this year's winter and spring start to appear more cases of human infection with influenza A H7N9 bird flu, nor exclude mainland residents of Macao Residents in the Mainland to infection or infection Macao Health Bureau requires all medical institutions and medical personnel to closely monitor, 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 ( or call the Health Department infectious disease hotline (28700800).

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