Title: Taiwan, the first imported human case of H7N9 influenza of the year died.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human case in Taiwan; drug resistant strain.
Source: RTHK, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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Taiwanese businessmen have died of H7N9
2017-02-28 HKT 15:05
The 69-year-old Taiwanese businessman, who was infected with H7N9 avian flu in the mainland earlier this month, died yesterday and was the first ever fatal human case of H7N9 in Taiwan.
The Department of Health (CDC) said that the Taiwanese businessmen had high blood pressure and had severe pneumonia at the time of admission at the beginning of the month. The disease continued to worsen, developing antiviral drug oseltamivir resistance.
His 141 close contacts showed no symptoms.
Keywords: Taiwan; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human; Antivirals; Drugs Resistance; Oseltamivir.