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20 Jun 2017

#China, #Sichuan reported second #human case of #H7N9 #influenza this week (Jun 20 ‘17)


Title: China, Sichuan reported second case of H7N9 influenza this week.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in the Sichuan province of China.

Source: Local Media, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.

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China, Sichuan reported second case of H7N9 influenza this week

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Chengdu, June 20, 2017, at 15:45 on June 19, Sichuan Panzhihua City Renhe District, Sichuan Province CDC examination review notice, confirmed Renhe District, the second case of infection with H7N9 virus.

The patient is male, 79 years old, who lives in Renhe District, the first farmers market, is currently being fully treated in Panzhihua General Hospital.

Four of the patient’s close contacts are under medical surveillance and so far showed no symptoms.

It is understood that since the Panzhihua Renhe District found the first case of suspected H7N9 infection, in the early morning of June 17 to start the public health emergency plan, the current prevention and control work is an orderly development.

According to the domestic monitoring report, H7N9 cases to retired personnel, housework and unemployed, rural masses; mostly elderly; most cases of basic diseases; the vast majority of cases before exposure to live poultry or had Live poultry market. In addition, the population engaged in non-scale and non-standard poultry farming, trafficking, slaughter and so on, because of exposure to poisonous birds more opportunities, so the risk of infection is also higher.

In this again to remind the general public, pay attention to personal hygiene, the purchase of quarantine qualified live, frozen poultry and poultry products, try not to contact the disease (dead) birds. Such as fever, headache, nasal congestion, cough, general body discomfort and other flu-like symptoms, should be timely medical treatment. (Finish)

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Keywords: China; Sichuan; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.

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