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8 Apr 2017

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Title: China, Tibet reported a human case of H7N9 influenza in a migrant worker from Sichuan.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype (Asian Lineage), human case in Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

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

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China, Tibet reported a human case of H7N9 influenza in a migrant worker from Sichuan


On April 3, 1 case of human infection with H7N9 virus was confirmed in the Tibet Autonomous Region .

The patient is a male, 41 years old, a Sichuan migrant workers, since February 2017 into Tibet, has been engaged in live poultry trade.

At present the patient is treated in the Tibet Autonomous Region Infectious Diseases Hospital in isolation.

On April 2, found the suspected cases, the Tibet Autonomous Region CDC immediately sampled to carry out laboratory testing, and sent to the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention for laboratory review to confirm the existence of H7N9 virus.

On April 3, the Tibet Autonomous Region Health and Health Committee organized clinical medicine, epidemiology and virology experts to conduct consultation, combined with clinical manifestations, epidemiological history and laboratory test results, diagnosed with human infection H7N9 cases.

The Tibet Autonomous Region Party committee and government attach great importance to the Tibet Autonomous Region Party Secretary Wu Yingjie, deputy secretary of the regional party committee, chairman Qi Zala, deputy party secretary of the autonomous region, executive vice president Ding industry is personally arranged to deploy, Sensitive vice president and other autonomous regions to lead the front line command.

In accordance with the principle of territorialization management, the Tibet Autonomous Region Health Committee, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Bureau, industry and commerce and other 17 Tibet H7N9 Joint Defense Working Group members in close cooperation , and actively respond to take effective measures to treat patients, to prevent the spread of the epidemic.

Including the closure of the live poultry market, the suspension of live poultry trade; to carry out close contact with patients and high-risk exposure of the follow-up survey and symptom monitoring; to strengthen medical institutions at all levels, clinics and fever and unexplained cases of pneumonia case monitoring reports and other measures.

Human infection H7N9 cases of high mortality , can be transmitted through the respiratory tract and close contact, is a kind of animal-borne diseases, mainly through contact with live birds and infection , spread between people very weak. The epidemic is an occasional case, Tibet has taken effective measures to control the spread of the epidemic, the risk of epidemics is very low, but does not rule out the possibility of occasional cases.


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