Title: #China, #Anhui warns of high incidence of #H7N9 #birdflu, possible emergence of small #clusters of cases.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, epidemic situation in China.
Source: China National Emergency Broadcasting (CNEB), full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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Anhui warns of high incidence of H7N9 birdflu, possible emergence of small clusters of cases
2017-01-12 10:16 Source: Emergency Integrated Network
Since December 8, 2016, Anhui Province, one after another report of cases of H7N9 infection. Yesterday (Jan. 11), the Anhui Provincial Health Planning Commission announced that the recent H7N9 infection in Anhui Province, the risk of the epidemic as "high-risk", and does not rule out the possibility of clustered cases. H7N9 virus transmission pattern remains sproadic.
According to reports, after the outbreak of the epidemic, the provincial government attaches great importance to the timely deployment of the patient treatment, closed down the live poultry market management, monitoring of urban and rural joint market monitoring of live poultry and prohibited cross-regional flow of live birds.
The patient treatment costs into the protection of urban and rural residents and serious illness insurance subsidies for emergency medical assistance fund payment range.
In addition, the case occurred in strict accordance with national and provincial deployment and the "human infection H7N9 avian influenza prevention program (third edition)" requirements of standardized epidemic disposal. Part of the city shut down the main city of live poultry wholesale, trading market, poultry market to take government to buy and kill.
Compared with previous years, since the beginning of winter in Anhui Province, the first case report was significantly ahead of time, coupled with the Spring Festival approaching, frequent population movements, H7N9 and other influenza transmission risk increased significantly.
Provincial Health Planning Commission, said the recent continued H7N9 in Anhui Province, the risk of human infection is "high risk", and does not rule out the possibility of clustered cases. H7N9 virus did not occur a large variation, dissemination mode is still the main distribution.
Keywords: China; Anhui; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.