21 Jul 2013

H7N9, Beijing: Close contacts of the 1st Hebei patient under surveillance (Ifeng, July 21 2013, extract)

[Source: Ifeng, full page in Chinese: (LINK). Extract, automatic translation.]

H7N9, Beijing: Close contacts of the 1st Hebei patient put under surveillance

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Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, vice president Tong Zhaohui said that currently exists that [the Hebei] patient [suffers] with multiple organ failure situation, the hospital has developed a targeted treatment programs.

With the disease control department of Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, family members of the patient and health care workers, including several close contacts [are being] tested, [administered] preventive medication and [put under] isolation.

So far, [among the close contacts] Has not yet found an abnormal temperature or symptomatic contacts.

Previously there have been experts believe, H7N9 avian influenza virus may gradually disappear as the temperature increases. Now, however, appeared in the summer of Hebei case of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza. In this regard, Tong Zhaohui said that we H7N9 avian influenza virus epidemiology, there is a need to continue to explore.

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