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23 Jan 2017

#China, Zhejiang reported 21 #human cases of #H7N9 #influenza so far this season (Jan. 23 ‘17)


Title: #China, Zhejiang reported 21 #human cases of #H7N9 #influenza so far this season.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, current epidemiological situation in Zhejiang Province of China.

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

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Zhejiang province enters in H7N9 influenza the peak season, peole urged to avoid contact with live poultry

2017-01-23 15:28:40 / Source: China News Network

On Jan. 23, the reporter learned from the CDC in Zhejiang Province, according to the current epidemic situation and grasp of avian influenza epidemic law, combined with waders external environmental monitoring results, Zhejiang current H7N9 influenza epidemic has entered a peak incidence season.

Live poultry sales in areas, especially in rural areas, sporadic cases will continue to appear, prevention and control situation is grim.

It is reported that in 2016, Zhejiang Province, a total of 44 cases reported H7N9 influenza . Of these, most were in people with 60 years of age and above accounted (45%); occupation to farmers (50%). Of these, 43 were … accounting for 97.7%, up from 90% in 2015.

From autumn 2016 to December 31, 2016, Zhejiang Province, total reported 21 cases of H7N9 influenza, 2 patients died; of which 9 cases were male, 12 females, maximum 81 years, the youngest 33 years; 11 cases Have a history of basic diseases. 21 cases of cases are clear wading (place) exposure history.

In addition, the genetic analysis of new H7N9 viruses in Zhejiang Province showed no significant change compared with the previous epidemic season.

This reporter learned that, Zhejiang Province, H7N9 influenza epidemic in the new epidemic season showed three main characteristics: a wide epidemic; a high proportion of exposure, live poultry contact is still the main source of infection, and live vendors from mobile vendors share of infection The proportion of rural areas increased.

It is understood that from September 2016 in Zhejiang Province, the positive rate of H7 outside the environment showed an upward trend, with the number of cases the same trend, the province of Zhejiang Province in 2016, the level of environmental H7 pollution similar to 2015, but higher than 2013 and 2014 , Indicating that the activity of influenza H7N9 higher than in the previous period.

Therefore, the Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control reminded, H7N9 influenza in Zhejiang Province has entered the epidemic season peak incidence. (Finish)


Keywords: China; Zhejiang; H7N9; Avian Influenza, Human.