26 May 2013

H7N9, China: Zhong Nanshan, ‘’We must not relax our vigilance’’ (Ifeng, May 26 2013, edited)

[Source: Ifeng, full text in Chinese: (LINK). Automatic translation.]

H7N9, China: Zhong Nanshan, ‘’We must not relax our vigilance’’

At 16:01 on May 26th, 2013 Source: China News Network

BEIJING, May 26 Guiyang Power (reporter Anna) May 26, Chinese Academy of Engineering, China respiratory disease research leader at the 15th China Zhong Nanshan annual CAST academicians, experts auditorium for the first time in the classroom lecture on H7N9, Zhong Nanshan for H7N9 and other respiratory diseases that can never relax our vigilance.

Shanghai from February 2013 the first case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza to May 26, the Chinese mainland were found H7N9 avian influenza confirmed cases 131 cases of 32 patients died, May 16 after the discovery of new confirmed cases not. Recently, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hunan and other places it has already terminated the people infected with H7N9 bird flu response level IV.

"H7N9 is now battle it should not terminated, but China in the early hit a victory on the battlefield." Zhong Nanshan case of H7N9 bird flu in China this year evaluation of prevention and control work. But Zhong Nanshan, also said that for H7N9 and other respiratory diseases can never relax our vigilance, health care workers at work should adhere to the "early detection and diagnosis" concept.

On the 26th, a large lecture hall at the expert Zhong Nanshan also announced the presence of the student on May 22 published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported on a recent study: "Chinese mainland confirmed 111 cases of avian origin influenza clinical features." According to "China mainland 111 cases of avian origin influenza clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed with" research report shows that in the Chinese mainland confirmed 111 cases of avian origin influenza patients, aged over 65 accounted for 47%, with underlying diseases accounted for 68 % chance of illness in patients with fever is 100% (including fever), cough in 90% of patients, shortness of breath (H7N9 very important signs) accounted for 62%, the prevalence of the phenomenon of low lymphocytes.

Zhong Nanshan, that the report's next for H7N9 avian flu clinics with a high practical significance. "Lymphocytes is low, the hospital now found that patients with high fever, lymphocytes decreased, then, to very careful." Meanwhile, Zhong Nanshan said antiviral therapy for the treatment of H7N9 avian influenza is very important, "According to our information, anti- viral drugs used within the three days has a significant effect. "Zhong Nanshan said.

Future for H7N9 avian influenza prevention and control work, Zhong Nanshan recommends adherence to the "early diagnosis and treatment," Do not let your guard down. Not have the necessary conditions for hospital treatment of critically ill patients in the discovery of avian influenza H7N9 confirmed cases as soon as it rushed to hospital for treatment conditions. (End)

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