Title: China, Shanghai reported a familiar cluster of human cases of H7N9 influenza.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, family cluster of cases in Shanghai.
Source: Local Media, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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China, Shanghai reported a familiar cluster of human cases of H7N9 influenza
With the arrival of spring, the most terrible virus of the year - the rapid spread of avian flu H7N9 times. The reason why such a virus is terrible, because once people infected, if not timely treatment, there will be life-threatening. According to the latest news of avian influenza, Shanghai, a family of three was infected with H7N9, two of them died, the specific content, please follow the author to see below.
An 87-year-old Shanghai resident was the first human avian influenza H7N9 infection confirmed of the season, with fatal outcome.
State Health Commission recently reported that the patient’s two sons were also hospitalized for treatment: of them, one recovered whereas the other died.
This is a case of family clustering.
Last night, five cases have been retrospectively confirmed: the family three with unexplained pneumonia.
China CDC Health Emergency Center Director Feng Zijian said at the press conference yesterday, these cases include the index case, he was diagnosed with serum detection of patients.
In this way, patients’ relative have been diagnosed, another person can not be collected because of death. This is a case of family clustering, as far as the father and son are exposed to the common exposure of birds or their pollution caused by the environment or between the infection, is still under investigation, no final conclusions. But even a small number of family clustering cases, does not mean that the virus has the ability to effectively pass from person to person.
Keywords: China; Shanghai; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.