Title: #China, #Jiangxi reported 28 #human cases of #H7N9 #influenza this year so far.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, current epidemiological situation in Jiangxi province of China.
Source: Local Media, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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Jiangxi this year reported 28 cases of H7N9; experts advise to avoid direct contact with live birds
CCTV news / 2017-02-16 20:52
On February 16, Jiangxi Provincial Health Commission said that since last november, due to climate anomalies and other factors, Jiangxi province H7N9 epidemic showed a widespread trend, affecting 8 districts and 27 counties.
Between January 1, 2017 to February 12, the province reported 28 human cases of H7N9 influenza, with 7 deaths.
According to the Jiangxi Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention experts believe that the overall characteristics of the epidemic has not changed, exposure to infected poultry or exposed to live poultry market is an important risk factor for human infection.
Between February 13 to 15, Jiangxi province found no new H7N9 cases. Experts predict that the most recent period, Jiangxi sporadic cases are still possible.
Experts advise that the public should avoid contact with dead birds in their daily lives, especially in winter and spring should try to avoid direct contact with live birds, birds or their feces, if contact, to wash hands as soon as possible; should be purchased with quarantine certificate of cold poultry, ice Fresh poultry and its products. In addition, raw poultry meat and eggs must be cooked thoroughly cooked, processed raw poultry meat and eggs to thoroughly wash their hands; food processing to be cooked and cooked to separate; cultivate a healthy lifestyle, as far as possible to maintain normal Exercise, strengthen physical exercise; if fever and respiratory symptoms, should wear a mask, as soon as possible treatment.
Keywords: China; Jiangxi; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.