Title: China, the third human case of H7N9 influenza in Shenzhen had exposure to poultry before illness onset.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in Shenzhen, China.
Source: Local Media, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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Shenzhen reported that the third person infected with H7N9 flu purchased live birds before illness onset
February 27, Shenzhen Municipal Health Commission reported that the city reported the third case of H7N9 influenza of the year.
The case is a male, 81 years old, on February 6 was transferred to the Third People's Hospital of Shenzhen City, before the onset purchased live birds, after symptomatic support treatment, on February 15 three times before the test negative, was removed from the isolation.
Shenzhen City CDC departments have been in the hospital, home, medical clinics and other epidemic to carry out disinfection work. At the same time through the on-site epidemiological survey, patient’s close contacts ended medical observation period without fever, cough and other discomfort.
In January 2017, Shenzhen reported two cases of human infection with H7N9 influenza.
The first case, a male, 33 years old, traveled on December 12, 2016 from Shanghai to Shenzhen for a business trip, was in a restaurant to eat poultry.
The second case, a female, 34 years old, now living in Longgang District, before the onset of the symptoms was on a farmers market and had poultry exposure history.
The above two cases were cured and discharged, two cases involving a total of 81 close contacts, as of February 15, 2017, all close contacts remained healthy, now all ended medical observation.
Keywords: China; Shenzhen; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.