10 May 2013

H7N9, Shanghai: Current Level of Alert for Prevention and Control of birdflu (Health Dept., May 10 2013, edited)

[Source: Municipality of Shanghai Department of Health, full text in Chinese: (LINK). Automatic translation.]

H7N9, Shanghai: Current Level of Alert for Prevention and Control of birdflu

Prevention and control of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza transferred to the normal management city deployed from seven aspects continue to strengthen prevention and control work

 

The municipal government the city's prevention and control of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza epidemic joint prevention and control mechanism work conference held today ( 10). The meeting decided that the view of the city for 20 days, new hair people infected with H7N9 bird flu cases, 458 cases of close contacts have been fully discharged under medical observation, the current epidemic is preventable and controllable state, will be terminated in the city influenza pandemic emergency III level response plan to retain the joint prevention and control mechanism, prevention and control is transferred to the normal management.

All departments concerned should ideologically do not relax, work is not loose, continue to do a good job of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza prevention and control work. Shen Xiaoming, Vice Mayor, City prevention and control of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza epidemic joint prevention and control mechanism responsible person to attend the meeting and delivered speeches.

Since March 31 the National Health and Family Planning Commission based on the active monitoring of the health sector, since the organization of expert diagnosis and found two cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza in accordance with the law to the public, the Shanghai municipal government attaches great importance to the epidemic prevention and control work, in a timely manner start joint prevention and control mechanism and respond to an influenza pandemic contingency plans for response level III, to take a comprehensive prevention and control measures to strengthen epidemic surveillance, epidemiological investigation, laboratory testing, to strengthen the clinical treatment, close the live poultry market in a timely manner to ensure that the City of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza epidemic prevention and control work is strong, orderly, and effective degree carried out, the epidemic overall control, has achieved results. Prevention and control work has been highly appraised of the relevant state departments and the World Health Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) experts.

May 8, 2011 , the Municipal Health and Family Planning Organization experts convened human infection with the H7N9 avian flu assessment thematic sessions. The Group believes that: the city has three consecutive incubation period (three weeks) unmanned infected with H7N9 avian influenza incidence report, the Mainland of China, other parts of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza report was highly sporadic and on a downward trend, there is no evidence that H7N9 sustained human-to-human transmission of avian influenza virus, the epidemic under control.

According to statistics, as of May 10, the city reported a total of confirmed cases of H7N9 avian influenza infection in 33 cases, of which 13 patients died, 15 cases were cured, being hospitalized five cases.

Today's meeting requirements of various city departments should make unremitting efforts and close cooperation, solid work, continue to do a good job of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza prevention and control work. The next stage is to continue to strengthen the seven areas:

National defense corresponding to the associated control mechanisms work, continue to implement the requirements of the state of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza prevention and control work.

The second is to continue to do the work of the epidemic monitoring and pathogen traceable. Strengthening of regional joint prevention and control mechanism, strengthen communication, connection and cooperation in animal traceability. Good flu epidemic monitoring and poultry animal disease monitoring, correct assessment of the situation of the epidemic and improve the monitoring network.

The third is to continue to strengthen medical treatment. Set the city's medical resources, and constantly optimize treatment programs, to improve the treatment of severe and critical cases, to minimize deaths.

Fourth, strict market management. Continue to implement the notice on the city temporarily stop the live animal, the temporary closure of all live poultry market, whether or not to open the live poultry market, the relevant departments to pay attention to fully listen to the views of the public in the course of the study.

The fifth is to continue to strengthen the environmental remediation of the Patriotic Health Campaign. Continue to be carried out within the city to clean up the environment as the core Patriotic Health "five action" to mobilize the public to actively participate in the prevention and control work.

Sixth, continue to do a good job in information dissemination and health education. Spirit of open, timely and transparent principles, to the public, take the initiative to publish authoritative and accurate information, and to carry out extensive health education and health promotion, and constantly improve the public awareness of disease prevention, to guide develop good lifestyle.

Seven is to continue to strengthen scientific research. Carry out the cases of the common history of exposure to pathogenic characteristics of the virus and disease natural history and other emergency research joint research studies to further understanding of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza occurrence, development, dissemination and other law.

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