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#Analysis of recent #scientific #information on #avian #influenza A(#H7N9) virus - 10 February 2017 (@WHO, edited)

  Title : #Analysis of recent #scientific #information on #avian #influenza A(#H7N9) virus - 10 February 2017. Subject : Avian Influenza, ...

9 Feb 2017

#China, #Sichuan confirmed two new #human cases of #H7N9 #influenza (Feb. 9 ‘17)

 

Title: #China, #Sichuan confirmed two new #human cases of #H7N9 #influenza.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in Sichuan province of China.

Source: Local Media, via Xinhua, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.

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Sichuan confirmed two new human cases of H7N9 influenza

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On Feb. 9, from the official website of the Sichuan Provincial Health Commission was informed that the province confirmed  2 cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza virus; so far this year 4 cases have been detected.

The first case is a male, 55 years old, who lives in Suining City, … to Ma Xikou, diagnosed on February 4.

The second case is a male, 75 Year-old, who lives in Suining City Shehong County willow town, on February 8 confirmed.

At present two patients in critical condition, hospitalized in isolation, their close contacts were not still asymptomatic.

Prior to the February 2, Sichuan Provincial Health Commission has announced that the province's Suining Pengxi County confirmed two cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza cases, for the first time in Sichuan Province found that human infection H7N9 avian influenza cases.

Up to now, Sichuan Province, four cases were diagnosed from Suining City. This reporter has learned that Suining City has launched a municipal emergency response to public health emergencies, at all levels of government and relevant departments to strengthen the joint prevention and control, to take measures to deal with the disposal of the epidemic.

According to expert judgment, there are four cases of H7N9 avian influenza cases confirmed by the epidemiological investigation has no direct correlation, no evidence of human-to-human infection with H7N9 avian influenza, Sichuan Province, human infection H7N9 avian flu was sporadic in the occurrence.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza because of its spread in poultry fast, great harm, high mortality, by the World Organization for Animal Health as a Class A animal disease, China will be classified as a class of animal diseases. Human infection H7N9 Avian influenza is a human acute respiratory infection caused by H7N9 avian influenza virus.

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Keywords: China; Sichuan; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.

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