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23 Feb 2017

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Title: Surge in human infection with H7N9 Influenza virus in China, situation assessment and advice to the public.

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

Source: Ministry of Health, South Korea, full page: (LINK). Article in Korean, edited.

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Avian Influenza H7N9 human cases surge in China


Travelers urged to avoid Poultry contact when in Mainland China

|-- When entering China, submit a health status questionnaire, within 10 days of contact with poultry. If fever and respiratory symptoms occur, contact the Public Health Center or ☏1339 (Disease Control Headquarters Call Center)

|-- Medical institutions should strictly report suspicious patients

Since the number of cases of H7N9 * AI (avian influenza) human infections is rapidly increasing in China, the disease management headquarters (director general) is urging tourists traveling to China to avoid contact with poultry at the time of the trip and to protect the preventive measures such as hand washing.

--| H7N9 AI is different from H5N6 and H5N8, which are currently prevalent in domestic birds. There were no poultry epidemics or human cases in Korea [caused by H7N9];

--| The number of human cases of AI (H7N9) in China has soared in recent years, with a total of 429 people * since Oct. 16, and has already exceeded three times the number of patients (121) in the past season;

--| There were 1,227 cases (and at least 426 deaths) globally reported from December 13 to February 18, 2005, with a mortality rate of 34.7%;

--| In China, AI (H7N9) human infections are seasonally prevalent from October to April after the first human cases since 2013, and it is expected that cases of human infection will continue to occur for the time being;

--| The AI ​​(H7N9) virus is infected through contact with infected poultry or wild birds in the live poultry market. It is known that inter-human transmission is limited to family members, medical staff, etc., But the possibility of [community-level] spread is considered [so far] low.

World Health Organization (WHO) risk assessment (January 17, 2006)

|-- AI (H7N9) Human infections are expected to continue through live poultry market and infected poultry:

--| There are reports of incidences in medical staff, but the likelihood of ongoing, sustained human-to-human transmission is considered low [at this stage];

--| There is a possibility of spreading between countries through travelers, but the possibility of propagation in the community is low;

|-- Along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China *

--| * Daily average people entry from China ('16): 25,956 (aircraft), 7,110 (ship)

--| Polluted areas * in China are designated on a regular basis according to the status of AI human infection, and information on contaminated areas is posted on the homepage of the Disease Control Headquarters.

--| * As of February, 17th, AI H7N9 affected area (14 areas): Zhejiang Province, Guangdong Province, Jiangsu Province, Fujian Province, Shanghai City, Hunan Province, Anhui Province, Shandong Province, Beijing City, Hebei Province, Hubei Province, Jiangxi Province, Guizhou Province,

--| ** Affected areas are designated according to the expansion of the area.

|-- According to the revised quarantine law at the time of entry, if the health status questionnaire is not reported to the quarantine officer after visiting the contaminated area, the ministry has paid special attention to the punishment of 7 million won;

|-- In addition, the people traveling to China can visit the area of ​​AI human infectious disease in China and information on prevention of infectious diseases from the 'International Travel Disease Information Center' on the 3rd floor of Incheon International Airport;

|-- Before traveling overseas, the Center for Disease Control (KCDC) checks the infectious disease information of the travel destination through the homepage of the Disease Control Headquarters (, mobile

|-- When you enter the country, check whether you are visiting a contaminated area, fill out a health status questionnaire, submit it to the quarantine officer,

|-- After entering the country, if the fever and respiratory symptoms occur within 10 days after contact with the poultry in the contaminated area, it was also advised to call the Public Health Center or ☏1339 (Disease Control Headquarters Call Center).

|-- Since the disease management headquarters may come from overseas or come from abroad, the AI ​​(H7N9) is actively reporting to the Korean Medical Association, the Korean Hospital Association, and related professional medical organizations so that patients with suspected human infection can be diagnosed and diagnosed at an early stage And 17 of the nation's health and environment research institutes are preparing to make diagnostic tests within 24 hours. They are strengthening the surveillance system to prepare for immediate response.


Keywords: China; South Korea; H7N9; Travel Warnings; Avian Influenza; Human; Updates.