Title: China, Sichuan reported four additional human cases of H7N9 influenza.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in Sichuan province of China.
Source: China National Emergency Broadcasting (CNEB), full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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Four new cases of H7N9 avian influenza were reported in Chengdu
2017-04-25 11:56 Source: China News Network
Chengdu, April 25 (Reporter Wang Peng Wang Jue) According to Chengdu Pengzhou City Health and Family Planning Bureau yesterday four additional human cases of H7N9 influenza have been confirmed. The four patients had live bird exposure history before symptoms onset.
On April 19, Pengzhou City reported the first fatality in a H7N9 avian influenza diagnosed patient.
After the outbreak, as of April 24, the provincial and municipal disease control institutions step by step confirmed that the city added 4 cases of H7N9, currently treated in Chengdu Public Health Clinical Medical Center.
These patients have live birds exposure history, without epidemiological association among them, their 123 close contacts are under medical observation and so far showed no symptoms.
At present, Pengzhou City to strengthen the influenza-like cases, unexplained cases of pneumonia monitoring and close contact with daily medical observation; increased drug and other materials contingency reserves; strict control of live poultry delivery; a comprehensive ban on live poultry trade, and Comprehensive clean disinfection; to strengthen the poultry farm immunity, monitoring and troubleshooting, cleaning and other epidemic prevention and control work.
Informed that there is no evidence that H7N9 virus gained ability to pass from person to person, and can be prevented, controlled, and cured.
At the same time, experts advise the public to pay attention to personal hygiene, as far as possible to avoid direct contact with dead birds and live poultry, buy fresh, live, frozen birds should pay attention to check the quarantine certificate, such as fever, headache, nasal congestion, cough, general discomfort and other flu-like symptoms , Should be timely medical treatment.
Keywords: China; Sichuan; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.