Title: #HK, #Update on imported #human case of #avian #influenza A(#H7N9).
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, imported human case in Hong Kong.
Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).
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Update on imported human case of avian influenza A(H7N9)
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (March 8) reported an update on the fifth human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Hong Kong this winter.
Contact tracing has so far identified seven close contacts and 61 other contacts.
All have remained asymptomatic.
The close contacts are the patient's home and ward contacts.
They will be given antiviral prophylaxis with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) for five days, advised to wear a mask and put under medical surveillance for 10 days following their last exposure to the patient.
Other contacts include the patient's family member(s) and healthcare workers.
They will be advised to wear a mask and put under medical surveillance for 10 days following their last exposure to the patient.
Ends/Wednesday, March 8, 2017 / Issued at HKT 17:30 / NNNN
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.