Published: 2013 Mar 31, 2011
National Health and Family Planning Commission, Bulletin, March 31, Shanghai and Anhui Province, found three cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza.
Patients Shanghai Lee, 87 years old, 19 February onset actively rescue died March 4. Patients Shanghai Wu, male, 27 years old, 27 February onset actively rescue died March 10. Patients with Chuzhou City, Anhui Province Mr. Han, female, 35 years old, incidence March 9, is currently in critical condition, Nanjing, Jiangsu active treatment.
3 cases of clinical manifestations are the early symptoms of respiratory tract infection such as fever, cough, and then developed severe pneumonia and breathing difficulties. On the afternoon of March 29, the Chinese Center for Disease Control H7N9 avian influenza virus isolated from the specimens of the related cases March 30, the National Health and Family Planning Organization experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of three cases of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza confirmed cases. Currently, no epidemiological association between the three cases.
After receiving the report, the National Health and Family Planning Commission attaches great importance to, and immediately sent a group of experts rushed to the local guidance and assistance to carry out the clinical treatment and epidemic emergency response work; studying and implementing various epidemic measures to deal with; organize experts to carry out a risk assessment, analyzing the epidemic situation. At present, Shanghai, Anhui, Jiangsu provincial health department is in accordance with our commission requirements, continue to implement the clinical treatment close contact tracing and medical observation, epidemic monitoring and emergency response measures. Up to now, 88 close contacts of the three cases were not unusual.
According to experts, the flu is an acute respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. The influenza virus can be divided into A (A), (B), C III (C). Influenza can be divided according to the characteristics of the influenza virus HxNx 135 subtypes, the H7N9 subtype of avian influenza virus is one of them, the past is only found between poultry found no extraordinary circumstances of infection. According to the the China CDC report found no recent nationwide influenza activity level is abnormally elevated. Experts believe that, according to who is in close contact with medical observation, the virus has not prompted a strong human-to-human transmission.
Experts suggest that the event of fever, cough and other symptoms of acute respiratory infections, especially high fever, breathing difficulties, you should seek immediate medical attention. Maintaining wash their hands, cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing and other personal hygiene habits, can effectively prevent the transmission of influenza and other respiratory diseases. Should also avoid contact and edible disease (dead), poultry, livestock.
National Health and Family Planning Commission will continue to pay close attention to the progress of the epidemic, the epidemic situation and take timely and effective measures, the effective protection of public health.
The above cases the situation has informed the World Health Organization, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions and countries concerned in a timely manner.
Anhui Province ---------------------------- Shanghai