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Title: #China, #Shenzhen reported 2 cases of #human #infection with #H7N9 #avian #influenza virus.

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

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

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Shenzhen reported 2 cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza virus


At 16:52 on January 6, 2017 China News

Shenzhen Center for Disease Control on the January 6th 2017 informed that between 2016 December 30 and 31, Longgang District, Shenzhen, respectively, two cases of human infection H7N9 influenza cases have been reported, the current In the designated hospitals in Shenzhen isolation treatment.

According to the briefing, the first case is a male, 50 years old, now lives in Longgang District, Shenzhen Pinghu street, before the onset of live poultry slaughter history, the current stable condition, has been transferred to the general ward treatment.

The second case is a male, 53 years old, now lives Longgang District Jihua street, before the onset of farmers market exposure history, the current critical condition, is still active in the treatment of designated hospitals in Shenzhen.

After investigation, two cases of a total of 27 close contacts, as of January 6, 2017, all close contacts were no abnormalities.

Epidemic investigation, risk assessment, close contact with medical observation, the disinfection of the epidemic, health education and other prevention and control measures in accordance with the relevant programs, the implementation of case management, epidemiological investigation, risk assessment.

According to the Shenzhen CDC experts, human infection with H7N9 influenza is an acute respiratory infection, clinical fever, sore throat, cough and other symptoms of respiratory tract infection can be rapidly progressed to severe pneumonia, severe illness can lead to death.

Exposure history of live birds and poultry market exposure is a risk factor for infection. Implementation of poultry "slaughter, cold chain distribution, fresh listing" measures can effectively reduce the risk of public exposure. January 2016, Shenzhen has announced the city into the "live poultry business restricted area" management, the implementation of poultry "centralized slaughter, cold chain distribution and fresh listing" measures, experts call poultry products market, catering units, community residents and other strict compliance "Live-Bird Operation Restricted Area". (Finish)


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