Title: China, Shaanxi province reported its fourth case of human infection with H7N9 influenza in Xi’an.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human case in Shaanxi province of China.
Source: Sina, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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China, Shaanxi province reported its fourth case of human infection with H7N9 influenza in Xi’an
On the May 8th the Shaanxi Provincial Center for Disease Control confirmed that a female patient’s biological specimens tested positive for H7N9 virus. This is the first case diagnosed in Xi'an, and the province’s fourth.
According to reports, the patient is a 52-year-old woman, who lives in Xi'an Gaoling District. On April 26, Due to fever, malaise and other symptoms she went to the local village clinic. On April 29 she rushed to the Changqing Oilfield Staff Hospital where, after the examination, showed infection of the lungs, and was hospitalized. On May 3, the patient’s symptoms gradually worsened. On May 3 evening was transferred to another hospital, an finally on May 4 to Xi'an Central Hospital. On May 5 evening clinical samples were sent to Xi'an CDC testing.
On May 6 early, Xi'an CDC test report H7N9 virus nucleic acid positive, and the specimens sent to Shaanxi Province CDC to review and confirm. On May 6, then Shaanxi Province CDC laboratory review report, confirmed that the patient's biological specimens for the H7N9 virus nucleic acid positive. Xi'an City Health Commission commissioned the provincial and municipal experts after consultation, at 7:20 on May 7 will be transferred to the Tangdu Hospital for treatment.
After the outbreak, the local establishment of Xi'an H7N9 epidemic prevention and control work leading group, called for the immediate closure of the city's all live poultry market, strengthen the source control, good farming, slaughtering, transport and other aspects of regulation and poultry epidemic traceability tracking work, Foreign animal inspection and quarantine inspection, focus on the full treatment of patients. At present, the city's relevant departments are in an orderly manner to carry out prevention and control work.
Patient’s close contacts are under medical surveillance and so far showed no symptoms.
Prior to May 3, Shaanxi Province Health Committee reported that the province confirmed the first case of H7N9 cases, the patient died. May 5, Shaanxi Province, Xianyang City, the Ministry of Health revealed the city confirmed 1 case of H7N9 cases, the patient conscious, vital signs normal. May 6, Baoji City, Shaanxi Province, the Ministry of Health revealed the city confirmed 1 case of H7N9 cases, the patient died. (Finish)
Keywords: China; Shaanxi; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.