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#Avian #Influenza #H7N9 in #China: Preventing the Next #SARS (@WHO, Apr. 2 ‘17)

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11 Jan 2017

#China National #Health and Family Planning Commission: 106 cases #human cases of #H7N9 #avian #flu with 20 deaths reported since December (NJD, Jan. 11 ‘17)

 

Title: #China National #Health and Family Planning Commission: 106 cases #human cases of #H7N9 #avian #flu with 20 deaths reported since December.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, epidemic situation in China.

Source: NJ Daily, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.

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National Health and Family Planning Commission: 106 cases human cases of H7N9 avian flu with 20 deaths reported since December

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2017-01-11 16:07 Photo Source: China News Network

The State Health and Family Planning Commission announced that in December 2016 the national epidemic situation of infectious diseases. Data show that in December the national human infection H7N9 avian flu 106 cases, 20 people died. The reporters found that in November 2016 the national human infection H7N9 bird flu in 6 cases, no deaths, the number of infections in December than in November increased by 100 cases.

Recently, the State Planning Commission issued a message saying that China has entered the H7N9 epidemic season, the overall characteristics of the epidemic has not changed. Recently, the H7N9 epidemic in China is still showing a trend of distribution, does not rule out the southern part of the region, cases continue to occur and so on.

By the end of December 2016, the State Planning Commission in conjunction with agriculture and other departments, to send work to supervise the group, focus on prevention and control of the provinces to inspect.

Experts suggest that the public in daily life should avoid contact with dead poultry, try to avoid direct contact with live birds, birds or their feces, if contact, to wash hands as soon as possible; should purchase a quarantine certificate of fresh, live and frozen poultry and their products , Such as "chilled, frozen fresh" poultry products.

China CDC virus by the National Influenza Center Director Shu Yuelong said, H7N9 influenza does not appear to cause large-scale epidemic. Surveillance found that, H7N9 epidemic situation was still sporadic, not found H7N9 virus pathogenicity, transmission changes. In addition, the reported population characteristics and patterns of infection did not change significantly.

Shu Yuelong reminded, has been found in the cases, the elderly are high-risk groups of H7N9 influenza. As the H7N9 virus is spread from birds to humans, the elderly should avoid contact with live birds, do not eat undercooked poultry.

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Keywords: China; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.

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