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China - Taiwan reminds travelers on procedures when visiting China after 2 more cases of H9N2 reported in Fujian and Anhui provinces - December 10, 2019

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  • China - Taiwan reminds travelers on procedures when visiting China after 2 more cases of H9N2 reported in Fujian and Anhui provinces - December 10, 2019

    Mainland China has reported 2 cases of H9N2 influenza. People are advised to implement the principle of "five to six" when visiting the epidemic area.

    Release Date: 2019-12-10
    The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on December 4 that mainland China will report one new case of H9N2 on November 12th and 22nd, which will be the first two new cases of influenza A in mainland China during this epidemic season (from October). There was no association between cases. One of them was a 4-year-old girl from Sanming City, Fujian Province. She developed symptoms on October 26 this year, and her condition was mild. The other was a 5-year-old girl from Fuyang City, Anhui Province. He has recovered, and both cases had a history of poultry or poultry slaughterhouse exposure before onset.

    There have been 39 cases of global H9N2 influenza since 2013, mostly in mainland China. The rest of the country includes Hong Kong (1 case, imported from Guangdong Province), Egypt (3 cases), Bangladesh (2 cases), and Oman (1 case). ); So far, there has been 1 death, with a fatality rate of 2.6%. The WHO said that since the virus is still detected in poultry and the environment, cases are expected to occur, but the risk of human-to-human transmission is low because the virus has not been capable of continuous transmission among humans. The Department of Disease Control said that although most human H9N2 cases were mild, a case of severe pneumonia was reported for the first time in March this year. It is a 9-year-old boy in Jiangsu who has a history of exposure to the live poultry market and the public must remain vigilant. At present, the CDA has listed the new type A influenza tourism epidemic in Anhui Province, Beijing, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hunan Province, Jiangsu Province, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and Yunnan Province as the second level alert (Alert) , Other provinces and cities are listed as the first level Watch.

    The CDA reminded that when traveling to mainland China, the principle of "five to six and no" should be implemented. Fifth: poultry and eggs should be cooked, hands should be washed with a soapy base, masks should be provided for prompt medical attention if symptoms occur, and long-term contact with birds. Those who need to be vaccinated against influenza, have a balanced diet, and take appropriate exercise; 6 No: do not eat raw poultry eggs or products, do not smuggle and purchase meat from unknown poultry, do not contact or feed migratory birds and birds, do not release and Randomly discard birds, do not mix breeding birds with other poultry and livestock, do not go to places with no air circulation or crowded people. If you have a fever or flu-like symptoms when returning to China, you should take the initiative to inform airline personnel and quarantine personnel at airports and ports; if you experience the above symptoms after returning to China, you should wear a mask to seek medical treatment as soon as possible, and inform the physician of your history of travel contact. For related information, please refer to the CDC website (, or call the toll-free epidemic prevention line 1922 (or 0800-001922) for inquiries.