Title: China, H7N9 influenza: Premier Calls for strict implementation of control measures; 35 human cases reported in the last ten days.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in China; high level political authorities call for better response and mitigation measures.
Source: Sina, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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China, H7N9 influenza: Premier Calls for strict implementation of control measures; 35 human cases reported in the last ten days
February 24, 2017 16:00
Today, the National Health Planning Commission Health Emergency Office issued "to further strengthen the joint defense control and control measures to implement H7N9 epidemic prevention and control work", at present, around the relevant epidemic prevention and control work is a solid and orderly advance , The rapid rise in the early stage of the epidemic has been effectively curbed. From February 13, 2017 to February 23, China's mainland reported 35 human cases of H7N9 influenza, of which 7 died, the epidemic tends to be stable.
On February 22, Premier Li Keqiang, chairman of the State Council, presided over the executive meeting of the State Council to study the deployment of H7N9 epidemic prevention and control work. The meeting pointed out that this year China's H7N9 epidemic compared with previous years earlier, the number of cases increased. All localities and relevant departments in accordance with the CPC Central Committee and State Council, the effective implementation of joint defense control.
The meeting requested the regional and relevant departments to continue to do a good job H7N9 epidemic defense joint control, open and transparent timely release of the authority of the epidemic information, strengthen the epidemic source control, good monitoring and early warning and case treatment, the implementation of "scale farming, centralized slaughter, cold chain transport, ice Fresh listing "new model, and effectively protect the health and safety of the masses.
Responsible for the implementation of the H7N9 joint control work mechanism conscientiously implement the spirit of the executive meeting of the State Council, in accordance with the further strengthening of the H7N9 epidemic defense joint control video conference agreed on the matter, since February 23, the National Health Commission, Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce, food and drug regulation.
The General Administration of Forestry, the Forestry Bureau to form seven joint steering group, the focus of the epidemic prevention and control provinces to carry out inspections to further promote the implementation of the measures.
Recently, the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the Ministry of Agriculture, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, the four branches of the Food and Drug Administration will also jointly issued a circular calling on all localities in accordance with the spirit of the State Council to further strengthen the regulation of live birds and farms, strict implementation of live poultry market closure, disinfection , Quarantine and other systems, found the case or the detection of the source of the city and county as soon as possible to close the live poultry market, according to the provisions of the culling and other measures.
At the same time, severely punish illegal transport, operation, slaughter and other acts.
At present, the relevant epidemic prevention and control work is a solid and orderly advance, the rapid rise of the early epidemic has been effectively curbed. From February 13, 2017 to February 23, China's mainland reported 35 human cases of H7N9 influenza, of which 7 died, the epidemic tends to be stable.
Experts believe that the current H7N9 epidemic is widespread, H7N9 virus transmission is still from the birds to people, exposure to infected birds or exposure to live poultry market is an important risk factor for human infection. Experts predict that the most recent period, China is likely to continue to appear H7N9 sporadic cases.
Experts recommend that the public should avoid contact with dead birds in daily life, try to avoid direct contact with live birds; should be purchased with quarantine certificate of fresh, live, frozen poultry and related poultry products; pay attention to food hygiene, food processing to be done Cooked to improve; self-protection awareness, found that there are fever and respiratory symptoms, should wear a mask, as soon as possible treatment.
(Editor: Du Ding)
Keywords: China; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human; Poultry.