Title: China, Beijing reported seven human cases of H7N9 influenza so far this year.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in Beijing, China.
Source: Local Media, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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China, Beijing reported seven human cases of H7N9 influenza so far this year
Beijing News (Reporter Dai Xuan) this year, China reported more human cases of H7N9 influenza.
Beijing Municipal Center for Disease Control informed that as of April 13, 2017, Beijing reported a total of seven human cases H7N9 avian influenza.
According to reports, except 3 cases in city residents, all other 4 cases where imported from other provinces.
Among them, 2 cases reported on April 5 were investigated as a suspected cluster [of human-to-human transmission], in the first instance of a such event in Beijing. The two cases had common exposure history, of which 1 case has died, and the other one is in hospital for treatment, The condition is basically stable.
The four imported cases from other provinces, 2 were from Langfang, Hebei Province, and one was from Hebei, Qinhuangdao, and one from Shandong province. In the same period in 2016, Beijing did not report cases of H7N9 avian influenza.
There were 3 cases in Beijing residents, and the survey found that the sources of infection were poultry. The final sources of these live birds were directed at mobile traders in Hebei Province. In view of this situation, Beijing may also be distributed in the future of local cases, do not rule out the emergence of a small amount of aggregation of the epidemic. Combined with the large number of cases in Beijing to Beijing, so the risk of imported cases remained at a high level.
Keywords: China; Beijing; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.