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7 Apr 2017

#China, #Gansu province reported one #human case of #H7N9 #influenza in Jiuquan (Apr. 7 ‘17)


Title: China, Gansu province reported one human case of H7N9 influenza in Jiuquan.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype (Asian Lineage), human case in Gansu province of China.

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

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#China, #Gansu province reported one #human case of #H7N9 #influenza in Jiuquan


According to the Gansu Provincial Health Commission on April 7 a confirmed human case of H7N9 influenza has been reported in Jiuquan City, Suzhou District.

The case is a male, 82 years old, who lives in Suzhou City, Jiuquan City, April 3 due to "fever, cough, muscle aches" was admitted to hospital for treatment; the provincial CDC, Jiuquan City CDC collected patient’s throat swab specimens, Laboratory tests for H7N9 influenza virus weakly positive.

On April 6, the National CDC laboratory review for the H7N9 influenza virus positive, by the provincial, municipal and district experts based on the clinical manifestations of patient’s, laboratory testing and epidemiological survey results, the diagnosis of H7N9 influenza. At present, the patient is seriously ill.

The provincial government attaches great importance to the provincial party committee secretary, governor Lin Duo, the provincial party committee vice chairman, vice governor Huang Qiang, vice governor Li Bin made important instructions, go all out to do the epidemic prevention and control work, To prevent the spread of the epidemic spread. Jiuquan City, Suzhou District Government immediately held a special meeting to arrange the deployment, the closure of urban and suburban all live poultry trading market; all the size of the farm households to conduct investigation and thorough disinfection; to carry out medical personnel training and pre-inspection work, Contact with medical observation, and reserve the necessary drugs, equipment, good case preparation work.

Up to now, patient’s close contacts showed no clinical abnormalities.

Date: 2017-04-07


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