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China - New H9N2 avian flu case from Hunan province reported retroactively by the Taiwan Disease Control Agency - February 1, 2019

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  • China - New H9N2 avian flu case from Hunan province reported retroactively by the Taiwan Disease Control Agency - February 1, 2019

    Please note: (Taiwan uses the Minguo calendar for years. 108 is 2019 on the Gregorian calendar.)

    The Lunar New Year is approaching. People from the south to the north should pay attention to personal hygiene and health. Don't neglect the flu symptoms. The influenza hospitals in the United Hospital have expired. The relevant contacts have all been tracked. Another new type A influenza tourism in Hunan Province, China has been upgraded. Epidemic recommendation level to second level alert (Alert)
    • Source: Disease Control Agency
    • Date of establishment: 108-02-03
    • Updated: 108-02-01
    The Disease Control Agency said that the incident of influenza clustering in the Taipei City Union Hospital and the Peace Hospital District had not occurred any new cases as of the last monitoring date (February 2). The incident of clustering has come to an end and all relevant contacts have been lifted. Tracking; this incident has a total of 15 cases, including 2 confirmed cases of flu complicated with serious deaths.
    According to the monitoring data, the number of emergency flu visits during the Spring Festival from 2016 to 2018 (New Year's Eve to the fifth day) was 56,936, 25,278, 39,057, respectively, which was an increase from the average of about 13,000 visits per week during the non-Chinese New Year. In the flu season (from October 1 last year), as of February 1, a total of 406 cases of influenza complicated with severe cases, including 34 deaths (21 cases of H1N1, 13 cases of H3N2); recent monitoring data showed 100% H1N1 and 92% H3N2 virus In line with the flu season vaccine strain, no drug resistant strain was found.
    The Department of Diseases and Diseases has called for the public to travel in the Spring Festival. It is necessary to do hand hygiene and coughing etiquette. If you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, runny nose, etc., you can use the SARS "Influenza Prevention and Control Netcom" (https://antiflu.cdc) Check the nearest clinic for medical treatment and try to rest at home; once you have signs of flu, such as difficulty breathing, cyanosis, and altered consciousness, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. In addition, the public can also inquire about the special medical institutions through the Health Insurance Department's "Health Insurance Action Express Link", the toll-free service line (0800-030-598) and the Health Insurance Department website ( The time of the clinic.
    On the 1st of February, the Department of Disease Control received a new case of H9N2 flu in mainland China. The case was a 2-year-old boy from Changde City, Hunan Province. On December 27, 2018, the disease was mild and unclear. History of live poultry exposure; based on the local risk of exposure to avian influenza, the Department of Disease Control will raise the awareness of tourism epidemics in Hunan Province to the second level of alert. There have been 4 cases of H9N2 influenza in the world since October last year, no deaths, distributed in Guangdong Province, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Hunan Province, all of which are mild, 1 case has a history of poultry exposure; 34 cases have been accumulated worldwide since 2013 There are 28 cases in mainland China.
    The Department of Diseases and Prevention reminds people who travel to mainland China to visit relatives. To prevent new types of influenza A, the principle of "5 to 6 no" should be observed. 5: Poultry and eggs should be cooked, wash hands with soap, and wear symptoms. Get a quick mask, get a long-term contact with birds, get a flu shot, have a balanced diet and exercise properly; 6 no: don't eat raw bird eggs or products, don't smuggle and buy unidentified bird meat, don't touch or feed Migratory birds and birds, no wilderness and random discarding of birds, no breeding of poultry and other livestock, no air circulation or crowded places. For more information, please visit the UNDCP World Wide Web ( or call the toll-free vaccination line 1922 (or 0800-001922).

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