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A Highly Pathogenic #Avian #H7N9 #Influenza Virus Isolated from A #Human Is Lethal in Some #Ferrets Infected via #Respiratory #Droplets (Cell Host Microbe, abstract)

Title : A Highly Pathogenic #Avian #H7N9 #Influenza Virus Isolated from A #Human Is Lethal in Some #Ferrets Infected via #Respiratory #Drop...

31 May 2017

#China, #InnerMongolia reported its first #human case of #H7N9 #influenza (May 31 ‘17)


Title: China, Inner Mongolia reported its first human case of H7N9 influenza.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human case in the autonomous province of Inner Mongolia, China.

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

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China, Inner Mongolia reported its first human case of H7N9 influenza

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Hohhot, May 31, 31st, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Health and Health Committee issued a message that the first case of human infection with avian influenza H7N9 virus has been confirmed.

On May 30, Inner Mongolia Health and Family Committee received a report from Bayannaoer City Wuyuan County, that a male patient by the Beijing CDC review, the results of human infection H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive.

According to the clinical manifestations of the patient, epidemiological history and laboratory test results, identified as the first case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza virus.

According to the patient's epidemiological history, it is inferred that the source of the infection may be poultry.

At present, patients the case is treated in the Beijing Ditan Hospital in isolation, vital signs stable, no life-threatening.

At present, the Inner Mongolia Health and Health Committee to coordinate the relevant departments to carry out prevention and control work, the disease control department flow, and patient’s close contact showed no fever and other symptoms, is closely medical observation.

The local livestock sector has culled and harmless the poultry in the village where the patient is located, temporarily shutting down the live poultry market.

Inner Mongolia disease prevention and control experts to remind the general public: people infected H7N9 can prevent, control, can rule, the public do not panic. In daily life, to develop healthy eating habits and lifestyles, do not buy live poultry consumption or feeding, to avoid contact with dead birds, fever and respiratory symptoms in a timely manner to the regular medical and health institutions.

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Keywords: Avian Influenza; H7N9; Human; Inner Mongolia; China.

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