Title: China, Henan province reported two additional human cases of H7N9 influenza.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in Henan Province of China.
Source: Local Media, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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Henan Province reported 2 new human cases of H7N9 influenza
On January 24, 2017, the Henan Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission reported a new case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza virus in a Luohe City and Yongcheng City residents.
The first case is a male, 59 years old. On January 14, Song in Wuhan, a small restaurant to work … developed fever cough; on January 20 at return home into the Luohe Central Hospital treatment, after a series of ineffective rescue, January 23 the case passed away.
The case’s 44 close contacts have been taken under medical isolation observation, so far showing no abnormalities.
On January 24, Jiangsu Province, Yongcheng City, Henan Province, reported a case of human infection with H7N9 virus confirmed cases.
The case is a male, 36 years old, Department of individual city hotel operators. On January 15, the patient developed intermittent fever and other symptoms. On January 22 was transferred to the Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College, but passed away on January 24 morning.
The case’s 17 close contacts have been taken under medical isolation for observation, so far showing no abnormalities.
Experts suggest that the public in daily life should avoid contact with dead poultry and poultry, birds or their feces, if contact, to wash their hands as soon as possible; should purchase a quarantine certificate of "chilled, frozen fresh" poultry products. If unexplained fever cough and other symptoms should be timely medical treatment. Experts said, H7N9 influenza epidemic is unlikely to large-scale. Surveillance found that, H7N9 epidemic situation was still distributed, not found H7N9 virus pathogenicity, transmission power changes.
Keywords: China; Henan; Jiangsu; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.