Title: China, Hebei reported two human cases of H7N9 influenza without epidemiological link.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in Hebei province of China.
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China, Hebei reported two human cases of H7N9 influenza without epidemiological link
Shijiazhuang, February 22 (Xinhua)
This afternoon, from the Hebei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention was informed that since 2017, there have been two cases of human infection with H7N9 avian flu virus.
The cases were sporadic, currently hospitalized in Beijing for treatment; between the two cases there was not found an epidemiological link.
Hebei province CDC virus disease prevention and control of the town of Qi Shunxiang introduction, H7N9 avian influenza cases, the main clinical manifestations of pneumonia, the early onset of the case no specific …, early diagnosis and treatment difficulties, late severe cases of poor treatment, the current report cases Of the overall mortality rate of about 40%. The most important risk factor for human infection with the H7N9 virus is exposure to an environment that is directly or indirectly exposed to infected poultry or infected birds.
Keywords: China; Hebei; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.