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#China, #Epidemic out of control? #H7N9 at 4 years highest incidence, #Taiwan #CDC sent an #emergency mission to #Guangdong (Jan. 26 ‘17)


Title: #China, #Epidemic out of control? #H7N9 at 4 years highest incidence, #CDC #emergency mission sent to #Guangdong.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, epidemic situation in China.

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

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Epidemic out of control? H7N9 at 4 years highest incidence, CDC emergency mission sent to Guangdong


Reporter Chen Junkai / Taipei reported / 2017.01.26 / 13:19

On Jan. (26) days, said the local epidemic hit a four-year high, did not dare to the effect, has recently sent two special epidemic prevention personnel to visit the Chinese mainland in Guangdong to understand the epidemic, the current epidemic will be judged on the development of the epidemic will also be the case of H7N9 influenza in the near future, Sustained, to be closely observed by the end of February. This is the second time since 2013, the first explosion in mainland China H7N9 influenza, the third sent to the CDC, highlighting the severity of the epidemic.

CDC was first sent to mainland China in 2013 for the first time to master the epidemic, followed by 2016 due to Taiwanese infected with Taiwan, and the second sent, the first two are to Jiangsu, this is For the first time to Guangdong Province.

CDC Deputy Director Luo Yijun said that the two epidemic prevention physicians are starting on the 23rd, the next day to return to Taiwan during the CDC and Guangdong officials to communicate, but also to the People's Hospital observed in Guangdong Province, for example, case fatality rate About 4 percent, higher than the national average of 3 percent in mainland China, mainly due to live part of the market in rural areas, delayed due to medical treatment.

Luo Yijun stressed that the local epidemic situation to the Pearl River Delta, Guangdong and other live poultry wholesale market concentrated at the main culprit is not timely closure of live poultry market, Cautious to, the estimated outbreak will last until March this year, should be closely observed.

To avoid exposure to poultry, poultry and chickens, chickens, ducks, geese and eggs should be cooked to avoid infection, the Commissioner for Disease and Control (DMC) calls for people to take personal hygiene measures such as handwashing in mainland China. Return to the country in the event of fever, cough and other flu-like symptoms, should take the initiative to inform the airline staff and airport port quarantine personnel; returned to the country after the above symptoms, should wear a mask as soon as possible medical treatment, and contact physician history and travel history .


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