Sunday, February 9, 2014

Zhejiang: Ningbo has confirmed 15 cases of #H7N9 bird flu

According to Ningbo Municipal Health Bureau news release , as of now , Ningbo reported 15 cases of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza cases, including two deaths . From January 26 , the main city of Ningbo ( Haishu , Jiangdong District , Jiangbei District , Yinzhou District ) and Cixi , Zhenhai and some other counties ( cities, districts ) to suspend trading of live poultry , from January 30 to yesterday , Ningbo continuous 10 days without new cases occur.

He Reporter correspondent Tong Yan Feng

15 cases in two deaths , does not rule out increased deaths

15 cases , there are two deaths , including one case in Zhejiang province -level hospital died after treatment , five cases have been cured , 8 cases are still hospitalized .

Ningbo First Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Zhu Jianhua , director of Ningbo, is an expert in the treatment of avian influenza H7N9 Expert Group , according to him , eight cases were still being treated in hospital , as well as half of the cases are critical in the rescue , "Do not rule out the back there will be an increase of deaths ."

Hospitalized cases , some cases have been out of danger . For example, on January 16 Shaw diagnosed with bird flu , and then observed a few days would be discharged . Zhu Jianhua , said Shaw fever , cough, sputum and other symptoms improved markedly , currently living in ICU rehabilitation ward.

Ningbo Municipal Health Bureau informed that all close contacts of cases have ended up under medical observation , no renewal of infection.

Fever , white blood cells is not high , and recommends H7N9 avian influenza virus detection

Zhu Jianhua said that from the current H7N9 bird flu treatment , the early detection and treatment is very important, " within 48 to 72 hours of treatment and again 5 to 6 days treatment , the effect is a big difference ."

If this time, people with fever , cough , sputum, runny nose and other cold symptoms, especially fever , but not high blood found in white blood cells , coupled with history of exposure to poultry , it is recommended to the hospital to be H7N9 avian influenza virus testing.

Currently, for fever and influenza -like illness surveillance unexplained cases of pneumonia , in addition to Ningbo City CDC laboratory , the CDC 11 counties ( cities, districts ) and the First Hospital of Ningbo City , Ningbo Second Hospital , Lee Wai Lee Hospital of Ningbo , Ningbo Women and Children 's Hospital has a network of laboratories . In other words, go over these four hospitals will be relatively easy to do testing of some .

Recent human infection may still occur sporadic cases of H7N9 bird flu

Deputy director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention , Ningbo, DONG Hong-jun believes that the current H7N9 human infection of bird flu prevention and control situation is still very grim, National City, Zhejiang Province and the surrounding people infected with H7N9 avian flu epidemic is still in development , given the current urban and rural areas of live poultry fundamental change is difficult to obtain short-term trading , foreign environment H7N9 avian influenza virus contamination has objective existence , coupled with the New Year under the large flow of people and goods large circulation in the background , the last stage of Ningbo will likely continue to occur sporadic human infection with H7N9 avian influenza cases. Public health significance of virus mutation did not occur based on sustainable capacity does not have universal human transmission , the less likely the recent pandemic , the public need not panic too much .

In addition , the reporter learned from January 26 to February 7 , Ningbo has closed live poultry markets operating area of 213 , involving 630 dealers . Where Cixi , Yinzhou , Haishu , Jiangdong , Jiangbei , Zhenhai six counties ( cities, districts ) of 164 live animal markets have been closed

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