20 Jul 2013

Close Contacts of the first Hebei H7N9 birdflu case asymptomatic so far (Ifeng, July 20 2013)

[Source: Ifeng, full page: (LINK). Automatic translation from Chinese.]

Close Contacts of the first Hebei H7N9 birdflu case asymptomatic so far

At 22:52 on July 20th, 2013 Source: China News Network

Original title: Hebei H7N9 avian influenza in close contacts of patients with 9 no abnormal symptoms

Beijing BEIJING, July 20 (Reporter Du Yan) reporter evening of 20 from the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau, one case of treatment of patients in Hebei Province to Beijing Chaoyang Hospital in Beijing confirmed human infection of H7N9 avian influenza. Currently, patients in critical condition, in the respiratory intensive care unit for rescue.

The 20th Beijing Municipal Health Bureau said that the patient was a 61-year-old woman, living in Langfang City, the District. July 10 this year, cough, fever and other symptoms, self-test temperature 38 ℃, self oral medication, the symptoms are not alleviated. July 13, the patient received treatment in Langfang City, a community hospital, outpatient infusion therapy. July 14, patients still have symptoms of fever, the highest temperature 40.0 ℃, with cough, sputum, yellow phlegm, sputum difficult to expectorate, when accompanied by chills, treatment in Langfang, China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau General Hospital, diagnosed as severe pneumonia given outpatient infusion therapy. July 15, patients in the China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau, Langfang General Hospital inpatient treatment, chest X-ray showed left lung pneumonia. Has given a variety of antibiotics anti-infection treatment, no improvement in symptoms appear severe cough, pink frothy sputum, dyspnea, chest X-ray shows lung inflammation shooting again, sicker. At 14:38 on July 18, 120 patients referred to by the local Beijing Chaoyang hospital, diagnosed as pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome. At 18:30 on July 18, further aggravate symptoms, difficulty breathing, transferred to the intensive care unit, giving mechanical ventilation therapy.

July 19, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital for patients with H7N9 avian influenza virus detection, the result is positive, then sending the specimen to CDC, Beijing Review, 20 am Beijing CDC review of the patient H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive.

July 20 morning, the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau organized expert consultation, combined with the results of the review City CDC, diagnosed the patient with severe human infection of H7N9 avian influenza cases, combined diagnosis: viral pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, severe sepsis, acute kidney injury, disseminated intravascular coagulation.

According to preliminary epidemiological investigation, the patient on June 30 to July 9 daily home about 500 meters near the jolly, the live poultry markets stalls.

Patients June 30 to July 18 in Beijing before, never left Langfang City.

Currently nine family members of patients with close contacts no abnormal symptoms.

Beijing Municipal Health Bureau said that patients have been treatment and epidemic prevention and control of the deployment, and the report confirmed cases of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, informed the Health Department of Hebei Province. It is reported that Hebei Province Health Department has deployed conduct epidemiological investigations and on-site processing.

Currently, the health department is in close contact with the patient in Beijing who implement medical observation; once the patient to stay in Beijing after places for disinfection. (End)

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