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#Update: Increase in #Human #Infections with #Avian #Influenza #H7N9 Viruses During the 5th #Epidemic — #China, Oct. ‘16–Aug. 7 ‘17 (@CDCgov, edited)

Title : #Update: Increase in #Human #Infections with #Avian #Influenza #H7N9 Viruses During the 5th #Epidemic — #China, Oct. ‘16–Aug. 7 ‘17....

4 Jul 2017

#China, #Guangdong and #Guangxi deployed #pilot #batch of #H7N9 #influenza #vaccine for #poultry (Sina, Jul 4 ‘17)


Title: China, Guangdong and Guangxi deployed pilot batch of H7N9 influenza vaccine for poultry.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, poultry enzootic in China.

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

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China, Guangdong and Guangxi deployed pilot batch of H7N9 influenza vaccine for poultry

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Yesterday, the Ministry of Agriculture decided deploy H7N9 immunization pilot batch in Guangdong Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

In order to effectively prevent the spread and epidemic risks of H7N9 virus and ensure the production safety and public health safety of aquaculture industry, the Ministry of Agriculture decided to carry out H7N9 immunization pilot in Guangdong Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

H7N9 [highly pathogenic] mutant strain of recombinant avian influenza virus bivalent inactivated vaccine (H5N1 Re-8 strain + H7N9-Re-1 strain) aimed to immunize poultry.

According to reports, the implementation of H7N9 immunity can protect susceptible poultry, in poultry body to produce high antibodies, reduce poultry infection, detoxification, protection of poultry industry safe production. At the same time, it can also indirectly reduce the H7N9 viral load in the live poultry market.

According to the requirements, Guangdong in early July to carry out a comprehensive immunization pilot work. Cities and counties will be through the convening of meetings, training courses, etc. will be immunization pilot requirements to inform all poultry farms. The focus will be to strengthen the supply of vaccines, according to the scale field program immunization, decentralized households focus on immunization to promote comprehensive immunization work to ensure that the population immunization density of 90% or more, the antibody pass rate of 70% or more, the Ministry of Agriculture and the province on the immune effect Perform fixed-point tracking and monitoring to evaluate the immune effect.

At the same time, focus on doing a good job cross-provincial transport of live poultry quarantine and testing, to guide the farm to strengthen self-test, the implementation of disinfection and eradication and other epidemic prevention measures to strengthen the biosafety management, to prevent H7N9 mutation introduced. At the same time, actively guide the transformation and upgrading of poultry farming enterprises to promote poultry fresh market.

Provincial Department of Agriculture said that this year, the province's agriculture and animal husbandry departments at all levels against the new situation, new features and effective implementation of the prevention and control measures. For the emergence of mutant strains, has issued four emergency notice of the deployment of prevention and control measures to strengthen the transfer control, has held three H7N9 influenza prevention and control forum. On the basis of conventional H7N9 influenza surveillance, Guangdong organized four emergency monitoring, the timely detection of positive samples in accordance with the standard disposal.

(Newspaper reporter Ye Kasi correspondent Yue Nongxin)

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Keywords: China; Guangdong; Guangxi; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Poultry; Vaccines.

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