Title: Taiwan, first imported human case of H7N9 influenza of the year confirmed by CDC.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, imported human case in Taiwan.
Source: Taiwan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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Taiwan, first imported human case of H7N9 influenza of the year confirmed by CDC
Disease Control Department (EPD) appeared a domestic H7N9 confirmed case, a 69 -year old man with a history of mainland China Yangjiang City, Guangdong Province activities, no history of exposure to birds or suspected cases, the incidence in Guangdong Province.
This is the first imported case of the year.
Health units have been related to the case-related contacts for investigation and inventory, for all close contacts are given adequate health education and the opening of independent health management notice, and take the initiative to track to …, if the contact with fever, cough and other influenza Symptoms will assist with medical treatment. In addition, the disease UNDCP also synced through IHR notification and World Health Organization party contact window contact window.
Disease department said this case developed symptoms on 1 Yue 23 fever, chills in mainland China Guangdong time of day, and had a local doctor, Jan 25 of entry, on Jan 26 to hospital and informed suspected new type A influenza, relevant test results were negative, because there is no fever after returning home for medical treatment administered antiviral agent of independent health management.
On Jan. 29 he had a fever, cough, sputum, respiratory asthma again to hospital and was diagnosed with suspected pneumonia of Feb. 2 re-admitted to the hospital, and to inform the new A -type influenza and pneumonia of unknown causes, and adopt seized for examination, today Feb. 4 confirmed H7N9 positive, is still hospitalized in.
Investigation by the health unit, the case’s mainland China colleagues (6 people), of which 2 had upper respiratory symptoms, seek medical treatment after the symptoms have been alleviated; other contacts included family members (2 persons) showed no suspicious symptoms, health units will keep track of the health situation.
Keywords: Taiwan; Updates; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human; China; Guandong.