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Title: China, Shaanxi province reported one new human case of H7N9 influenza in Yulin.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human case in the Shaanxi province of China.

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

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Yulin confirmed the first human case of H7N9 influenza


Time: 2017-05-31 16:57:32 / Source: Western Network

(May 31), by the Shaanxi Provincial CDC detection review, Yulin City Hospital admitted a patient later diagnosed with avian influenza H7N9 virus.

Reporters learned that the patient is from Inner Mongolia Wushenqi Tuke town, a farmer, female, 62 years old, before the onset symptoms had contact with dead birds, then the patient and her husband have fever, cough and other symptoms, in the local village health room received Infusion but the treatment ineffective, at about 18 pm on May 29 came to Yulin City, Yuyang District Star Hospital, 22:30 or so suspected H7N9 cases into the city hospital hospital treatment of the southern suburbs.

On May 29, the hospital collected samples from the patient and sent to the city CDC for testing; on May 30 at noon City CDC reported that the patient's biological specimens tested postitive for H7N9 virus. On May 31 morning, the provincial CDC review report, confirmed that the patient had H7N9 influenza.

Provincial medical treatment expert group has developed a treatment program, the patient actively isolation treatment, close contact with their observation and treatment. At the same time, City Health Bureau has informed the city of Erdos, Inner Mongolia, the local patients have close contact with the patient to isolate medical observation.

At present, Yulin City has started H7N9 epidemic prevention and control contingency plans Ⅲ level response, all levels of government and relevant departments to strengthen joint defense control work, the prevention and control work is being carried out in an orderly manner.

Experts suggest that people infected with H7N9 can prevent and control, the broad masses of people do not panic, do personal protection, to avoid contact with dead birds, try to avoid direct contact with live birds, birds or their feces; influenza epidemic period, less to the poultry market , Such as the emergence of high fever, cough, dyspnea and other symptoms, especially after exposure to birds after the above symptoms, such as the emergence of poultry, poultry eggs, eggs must be cooked cooked after cooking, Should seek medical attention as soon as possible, and take the initiative to inform the history of contact.


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