Title: #Taiwan reports year's first imported #H7N9 #human case of #infection.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, imported human case in Taiwan.
Source: Focus Taiwan, full page: (LINK).
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Taiwan reports year's first H7N9 case of human infection
2017/02/04 14:40:05 / Taipei, Feb. 4 (CNA)
Taiwan on Saturday reported its first case of human infection of avian influenza A (H7N9) for this year, involving a Taiwanese businessman based in China who was confirmed to be infected with the virus and continues to receive treatment in an intensive care unit, according to health authorities.
A Kaohsiung native, the 69-year-old man developed a fever on Jan. 23 while working in China's Guangdong province and had sought medical treatment there, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said.
He returned to Taiwan on Jan. 25 and went to a local hospital the next day, when he was reported as a suspicious case of infection with avian influenza A, the CDC said.
But at the time, the man tested negative for the virus, according to the CDC.
Then on Jan. 29, the man developed symptoms including fever and coughing with phlegm and went to the hospital again, and doctors suspected that he had come down with pneumonia, it said.
He was hospitalized on Feb. 1 and was later confirmed to be infected with H7N9, a subtype of influenza A virus, the CDC said, adding that the patient is under intensive care and remains unconscious.
Keywords: Taiwan; China; Guangdong; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.