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China - Hong Kong health CHP notified by NHFPC of one human case who died of avian influenza A(H5N1) in Sichuan - March 13, 2015

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  • China - Hong Kong health CHP notified by NHFPC of one human case who died of avian influenza A(H5N1) in Sichuan - March 13, 2015

    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (March 13) received notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of a human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) affecting a man aged 46 in Sichuan.

    According to the information provided by NHFPC, the patient is a poultry worker who lived in Suining. He developed a cough and chest discomfort on February 18. He attended a local hospital on February 21 and passed away on February 27. His specimen, which was tested by the relevant authority, was positive for avian influenza A(H5N1).

    "Locally, we will remain vigilant and work closely with the World Health Organization and relevant health authorities to monitor the latest developments," a spokesman for the DH said.

    Health surveillance measures have been implemented at all boundary control points. Thermal imaging systems are in place for body temperature checks on inbound travellers and the DH also conducts temperature checks by handheld devices. Suspected cases will be immediately referred to public hospitals for follow-up.

    http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/2...1503130715.htm

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    Really good job in the winter and spring for sudden acute infectious disease prevention and control work, the province at all levels of the health department of health to strengthen the monitoring of cases of pneumonia of unknown causes investigation work.
      March 1, the provincial CDC detected H5N1 nucleic acid positive from Suining one case of severe pneumonia cases in throat swabs. March 12, according to the National Center for Disease Control inspection report, review test results positive for H5N1 nucleic acid.
      Patients were male, aged 46, who lives in Suining Shehong, history of contact with poultry have died, the clinical diagnosis of acute severe pneumonia, the Suining expert group effort died. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission Expert Group on epidemiology, clinical manifestations and laboratory test results, the determination of the human cases of infection with H5N1 avian influenza.  
      Currently, disease control departments have domicile of the deceased and the surrounding environment terminal disinfection, 55 close contacts through medical observation showed no abnormality, no new cases reported.
      Experts suggest that prevention of respiratory diseases, should pay attention to indoor ventilation, reasonable rest, reducing their stay in crowded, poor air spaces; routinely wash their hands, cough and cover your nose and mouth when sneezing and other personal hygiene; do not touch no production and consumption of dead poultry, buy fresh, live, pay attention to see when frozen poultry quarantine certificate. Once flu symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.


    http://www.scwst.gov.cn/index.php/gzkb/11379-1h5n1


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