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Title: China, Yunnan reported another human case of H7N9 influenza, a relative of an earlier patient.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, possible familiar cluster of cases in Yunnan province of China.

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

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Yunnan reported second human infection with H7N9 influenza, a relative of the previous case


Published: 2017-02-15 23:43:41 Source: Yunnan net

On February 15, Yunnan Provincial Health Commission reported one additional imported human case from Jiangxi to Yunnan.

According to the national and provincial expert consultation, combined with the patient's clinical manifestations, laboratory test results and epidemiological investigation, diagnosed as H7N9 infection.

This is the second case of imported H7N9 in province, a relative of the first case. Both had exposure history to live birds.

Informed that the patient was a female, 23 years old, on January 21 went to Jiangxi Spring Festival, live bird contact history.

On February 4 at her return to Kunming, developed fever symptoms, fatigue, self-medication, but symptoms did not ease.

Because of diagnosis with H7N9, as a close contact, at 1:00 on February 8 by the provincial emergency center negative pressure car into the Yunnan Provincial Infectious Diseases isolation treatment. Admission test H7N9 negative, after admission, the disease progress quickly, after repeated testing, confirmed as H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive.

After the outbreak, the Yunnan provincial party committee and government leaders to make important instructions, requiring full treatment of patients, the provincial health workers set up treatment group, mobilize the province to carry out the work of the experts, and invited three national experts from Beijing, Guangdong To participate in the treatment of Yunnan. By the state, the provincial experts to rescue the invalid, the patient Yang XX at 14:03 on February 14 death. At present, the rest of the close contacts did not appear abnormal, did not find people to pass the situation.

According to the Yunnan Provincial Center for Disease Control on the province's external environmental monitoring, at present, the province outside the environment did not find H7N9 virus.


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