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  • China - 4 cases of H7N9 + some suspected cases hospitalized? - Jiangsu province - Updated April 4, 2013

    [Source: BBC, full text in Chinese: (LINK). Automatic translation.]


    Nanjing, a suspected cases of H7N9 avian influenza

    Updated April 2, 2013, Greenwich Mean Time 05:08


    Nanjing suspected bird flu patients usually poultry slaughter

    Nanjing to local media reports, Jiangning District, a resident may be infected with the H7N9 avian flu, and is now awaiting the diagnosis.

    Sina microblogging "Nanjing is taking place" the user released microblogging disclosure of the event in the morning of Tuesday (April 2).

    Microblogging with an alleged photos of Jiangning District Government submitted to the municipal government files.

    The photos show document is issued in the early morning of March 31, said a 45-year-old local female residents March 30 were diagnosed with H7N9 suspected cases.

    The documents revealed that patients usually slaughter poultry farmers market.

    The documents show that the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control in the March 29 preliminary testing positive for influenza A virus, the 30-day review of the results is still positive, initially identified as the H7N9 avian influenza. Now be reported to the State Health and Family Planning Commission confirmed.

    Nanjing Daily's the Longhu "reported that the Nanjing Gulou Hospital administrative paternity of Tuesday morning confirmed on news in its micro-Bo, and said that the patient is completely isolated state, people do not need to panic.

    Reports have paternity chemical screenshots released microblogging microblogging account personal "Phoenix phoenix".

    Samurai chemical microblogging stressed that the patients not yet diagnosed, but urged the public not to eat poultry products in the near future or cooked food again, and remind people, if any, cold and fever phenomenon should seek immediate medical attention.

    But the BBC Chinese reporters in personal microblogging account paternity chemical Phoenix phoenix "did not find the content. About microblogging may have been deleted.

    If confirmed, the cases of Nanjing China even the days of the fourth case of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu cases found.

    The Nanjing official still on the matter to make any representation or leave a comment. Reporters call Jiangning District Government duty room phone, the staff said, "we will focus on this event, there is no formal notification issued inform."

    China Anhui and Shanghai the trio confirmed infection of H7N9 avian influenza virus, two patients have died in Shanghai, Anhui, patients receiving treatment at a hospital in Nanjing.



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  • #2
    Re: Nanjing, a suspected cases of H7N9 avian influenza (BBC, April 2 2013, edited)

    New case of bird flu reported in Nanjing

    Tuesday, 02 April, 2013

    A new case of bird flu was reported in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on Tuesday after a member of staff at a Nanjing hospital leaked a patient’s diagnosis on a Chinese social networking site.

    The news broke just as Shanghai’s health bureau ordered hospitals to step up monitoring and supervision of respiratory diseases after a new strain of bird flu killed two people in the city last month.

    The Weibo user named “phoenix”, whose Weibo profile says he’s an administrative director at Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, posted a photo of what appears to be a patient’s diagnosis on Tuesday.

    The diagnosis said that a 45-year-old Jiangsu woman, who worked as a poultry butcher at a local market, had fallen ill with a fever and a cough sometime in March. Her condition worsened on March 24 when she was sent to intensive care. On March 30, doctors confirmed that the patient was infected with H7N9 avian influenza and she was quarantined.


    The leaked document online confirms a new case of bird flu infection in Nanjing.

    The original Weibo post has been withdrawn, but the image has been copied and circulated by other Weibo users.

    Nanjing is located 300 kilometres west of Shanghai.

    No official response has been given by the local government or health authorities as of Tuesday afternoon.

    SCMP

    Jiangsu province
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    • #3
      Re: China - Woman, 45, a suspected case of H7N9 avian influenza - in Nanjiang, Jiangsu province (BBC, April 2 2013, edited)

      [Source: RTHK, full text: (LINK). Automatic translation.]


      The spread of rumors on the Internet about the new suspected H7N9 case in Nanjing

      2013-04-02 HKT 12:51


      Nanjing Gulou Hospital confirmed that a female patient is seriously ill, are Intensive Care Unit, the hospital has taken immediate isolation measures.

      The spread of the Internet means that Nanjing add a new suspected H7N9 avian influenza, poultry slaughter in Nanjing Jiangning District farmers market, the 45-year-old female patient last month incidence, hospitalization at a local hospital, 30 days after authorities initially detected as H7N9 positive preliminary view that the case of human infection with influenza H7N9 influenza virus suspected cases are awaiting official confirmation.


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      • #4
        Re: China - Woman, 45, a suspected case of H7N9 avian influenza - in Nanjiang, Jiangsu province (BBC, April 2 2013, edited)

        [Source: RTHK, full text in Chinese, http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews...0402&55&912531 - WARNING: Automatic translation.]


        Nanjing woman is suspected to have H7N9 virus infection

        2013-04-02 HKT 17:13


        Nanjing found an H7N9 avian influenza suspected case be reported to the State Health and Family Planning Commission to final confirmation.

        Mainland media reported that the patient was a 45-year-old woman in Jiangning District, East New farmers market in the poultry slaughter.

        On March 30 by the provincial and municipal disease control and health sector diagnosed with H7N9 suspected cases currently in the Gulou Hospital for medical treatment.

        The Gulou Hospital staff, patients being treated in isolation, no cause for alarm.

        China Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy quoted Jiangning District Animal Health Supervision said staff are investigating poultry sources, temporarily not disclose whether the chickens and ducks field a large number of poultry deaths, as well as from the dead poultry found in H7N9 virus.

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        • #5
          Re: China - Woman, 45, a suspected case of H7N9 avian influenza - in Nanjiang, Jiangsu province (BBC, April 2 2013, edited)

          Mainland burst four cases of female workers slaughtered in Nanjing infected with H7N9 in critical condition

          Jiangning District, a female slaughter workers infected with influenza A H7N9 avian flu virus, live in Gulou Hospital ICU (intensive care unit), in critical condition. (Internet Pictures)
          Epoch Times, April 2, 2013 the morning of April 2, people infected with influenza A H7N9 avian influenza virus in exposed female workers slaughtered in Jiangning District, a microblogging micro official documents, screenshots and hospital Bo confirmed this, adding that the patient has been isolated to the people not to eat poultry products. Mainland China, following Shanghai and Anhui fourth bird flu cases, broke the micro-Bo said, the patients are in critical condition.


          Nanjing Gulou Hospital official microblogging Phoenix phoenix "to confirm the matter, said the patient has been completely isolated. (Network picture)
          "Nanjing is happening" microblogging screenshot shows the patients named Xu Wenqin, symptoms first fever, cough, 23 sicker treatment, disease progression in the 24th, the 29th, the City CDC testing positive for influenza virus, 30 provincial CDC identified as H7N9 positiv
          e. The man infected with influenza caused by the H7N9 avian flu virus.
          February to now, the Chinese mainland has found four cases of Influenza A H7N9 avian influenza virus in patients infected were Shanghai, a 87-year-old and 27-year-old male patient, on February 19 and February 27 respectively incidence in death on March 4 and March 10; another person Chuzhou City, Anhui Province, 35-year-old female, onset of March 15, is currently in critical condition; 3 cases showed symptoms of fever, cough and other respiratory tract infections, and then severe pneumonia and respiratory difficult. Jiangning District of cases, with the above three symptoms very similar to the current critical condition.
          Shanghai two patients died in the Chinese Communist Party during the two sessions, which is the world's first human infection of H7N9 avian influenza virus fatal cases, the Chinese Communist Party official in the patient's death nearly 20 days before announcing the epidemic, induce the public to question the Communist authorities intent to conceal or delay informed of the disease.
          Taiwan's Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control Secretary Zhang Fengyi, this is the first H7N9 human deaths occurred, on behalf of human transmission of H7N9 from birds. The Jiangning District of Nanjing in poultry slaughter of female patients, evidence of human transmission of avian influenza from birds.
          ..http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/13/4/2/n3837162.htm
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          • #6
            Re: China - Woman, 45, a suspected case of H7N9 avian influenza - in Nanjiang, Jiangsu province (BBC, April 2 2013, edited)

            Source: http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2013/0402/242132.shtml

            Reports of a New Case of Bird Flu in Nanjing Spread on Weibo
            2013-04-02 15:39

            Summary:What appears to be an official government document detailing the fourth case of the H7N9 virus appeared on Weibo earlier this morning, officials have not confirmed whether or not the document is genuine.
            Apr 2, 2013
            Translated by Pang Lei

            Domestic Chinese News outlets are reporting that a fourth person is said to be hospitalized after being found to have contracted a new strain of bird flu which has already killed two Chinese men in Shanghai and has left a third in a critical condition.

            Reports of the new case are being based on what appears to be a copy of an official government document that was posted to Sina Weibo by the account "What's Happening in Nanjing" (@南京正在发生) at about 9.30am this morning. The image of the document was accompanied by the text - "Was there a case of an individual contracting the H7N9 virus discovered in Jiangning District?"

            The document appears to be a report sent from an office of the Jiangning District Government to an office of the Nanjing City Government.

            The document reveals that a case of H7N9 avian influenza had been "initially confirmed" by the centers for disease control and health departments in both Nanjing City and Jiangsu Province...

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            • #7
              Re: China - Woman, 45, a suspected case of H7N9 avian influenza - in Nanjiang, Jiangsu province (BBC, April 2 2013, edited)

              Jiangsu Province, confirmed four cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu cases

              2013 04 02, 2010 19:50 Source: China News Network  to participate in interactive ( 0 ) 3
                Health Department of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, BEIJING, April 2 (Reporter ZHU Xiao-ying) Bulletin, April 2, Jiangsu Province, diagnosed four cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza.
                Patients Xu, female, 45 years old, Jiangning District, engaged in live poultry slaughter. March 19, fever, dizziness, body aches, fatigue and other symptoms. In the morning of March 27, go to Nanjing sicker ICU treatment in a hospital. Currently, patients in critical condition, is to rescue. On the afternoon of March 30, the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease testing positive for H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid. In the afternoon of April 2, review by China CDC influenza center laboratory for the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive. In accordance with the relevant requirements, the afternoon of April 2, the provincial Health Department organized experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of the cases human infection confirmed cases of the H7N9 avian flu. The patients for the province's first cases of infection with the H7N9 avian flu. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of 49 people. Medical observation, so far, all close contacts of the cases were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.
                Patients with a mulberry, female, 48 years old, Suqian Shuyang engaged in sheet metal processing. March 19, fever, dizziness, coughing and other symptoms. March 30, sicker patients transferred to a Nanjing hospital ICU treatment. Currently, patients in critical condition, is to rescue. On March 30, the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Detection H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid weakly positive. In the afternoon of April 2, review by China CDC influenza center laboratory for the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive. In accordance with the relevant requirements, the afternoon of April 2, the provincial Health Department organized experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of the cases human infection confirmed cases of the H7N9 avian flu. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of a total of 60 people. Medical observation, until now, were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.
                Patients Shen, male, 83 years old, Suzhou Wujiang District. March 20 fever, cough, sputum production, accompanied by symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath and chest pain. March 29, sicker patients, treatment to a hospital in Wujiang. Currently, patients in critical condition, is to rescue. On April 1, the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Detection identified as the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive. In accordance with the relevant requirements, the afternoon of April 2, the provincial Health Department organized experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of the cases human infection confirmed cases of the H7N9 avian flu. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of a total of 15 people. Medical observation, until now, were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.
                The patients Zhang, female, 32 years old, Changzhou, now lives in Wuxi city, unemployed. March 21, fever, cough, and other symptoms. On March 28, the sicker patients transferred to a hospital in Wuxi ICU treatment. Currently, patients in critical condition, is to rescue. March 31, identified as the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive by the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Detection. In accordance with the relevant requirements, the afternoon of April 2, the provincial Health Department organized experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of the cases human infection confirmed cases of the H7N9 avian flu. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of a total of 43 people. Medical observation, until now, were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms...http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/04-02/4699295.shtml
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              • #8
                Re: China - Woman, 45, a suspected case of H7N9 avian influenza - in Nanjiang, Jiangsu province (BBC, April 2 2013, edited)

                The country has found seven cases of H7N9 bird flu in Jiangsu additional three cases
                The Jiangsu government network news, the Health Department of Jiangsu Province, April 2 Bulletin, Jiangsu Province, confirmed four cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza cases, three of which were outside for the first time to know.
                  After the outbreak, the Jiangsu provincial government attaches great importance to the health sector in accordance with the relevant plans and programs to rapidly launch epidemic prevention and control work. First, the Jiangsu Provincia..
                  Currently, no epidemiological association exists between the above four cases. The experts have warned that the face of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu, Mo panic, to be alert to. First, to maintain good personal hygiene, such as washing hands frequently, indoor Qin ventilation. The second is to pay attention to improve nutrition, enhance personal physical. The third is to avoid contact and edible disease (dead), poultry, livestock. The event of fever, cough and other symptoms of acute respiratory infections, especially high fever, breathing difficulties, you should seek immediate medical attention.
                  Jiangsu Provincial Health Department will continue to make every effort to epidemic prevention and control work, and take effective measures to effectively protect public health. http://finance.qq.com/a/20130402/008070.htm
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                • #9
                  China - 4 cases of H7N9 in Jiangsu province

                  The Jiangsu government network news, the Health Department of Jiangsu Province, April 2 Bulletin, Jiangsu Province, confirmed four cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza cases, three of which were outside for the first time to know.
                    After the outbreak, the Jiangsu provincial government attaches great importance to the health sector in accordance with the relevant plans and programs to rapidly launch epidemic prevention and control work. First, the Jiangsu Provincia..
                    Currently, no epidemiological association exists between the above four cases. The experts have warned that the face of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu, Mo panic, to be alert to. First, to maintain good personal hygiene, such as washing hands frequently, indoor Qin ventilation. The second is to pay attention to improve nutrition, enhance personal physical. The third is to avoid contact and edible disease (dead), poultry, livestock. The event of fever, cough and other symptoms of acute respiratory infections, especially high fever, breathing difficulties, you should seek immediate medical attention.
                    Jiangsu Provincial Health Department will continue to make every effort to epidemic prevention and control work, and take effective measures to effectively protect public health. http://finance.qq.com/a/20130402/008070.htm
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                  • #10
                    Re: The country has found seven cases of H7N9 bird flu in Jiangsu additional three cases

                    Jiangsu confirmed four people,167 under watch
                    Reported H7N9 avian influenza, following Shanghai and Anhui, Jiangsu Province in the evening today announced confirmation province four people infected with the H7N9 avian influenza.Jiangsu Province, the official said, not currently found in the epidemiological association exists between the above four cases, 167 people had close contact with patients undergoing medical observation
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                    • #11
                      Re: The country has found seven cases of H7N9 bird flu in Jiangsu additional three cases

                      Source: http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle...201028171.html


                      China reports 4 more critically ill with new rare bird flu, cities step up health measures

                      Article by: GILLIAN WONG , Associated Press
                      Updated: April 2, 2013 - 7:50 AM

                      BEIJING - China reported Tuesday that four more people in one province were seriously sickened by a bird flu virus new to humans while cities along the eastern seaboard stepped up public health measures to guard against a disease that has already caused two deaths.

                      The health bureau of eastern Jiangsu province said in a notice on its website that three women, aged 45, 48 and 32, and an 83-year-old retired man, from different cities in the province, were all critically ill with the H7N9 virus, a diagnosis confirmed by the provincial disease prevention center.

                      Based on the bureau's statement, only one of the patients appeared to come into daily contact with birds — the 45-year-old woman, who was described as a poultry butcher. The four cases did not appear to be connected...

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                      • #12
                        Re: China - 4 cases of H7N9 - Jiangsu province - Updated April 2, 2013

                        hat tip Michael Coston

                        Statement From Jiangsu Province Health Department On H7N9



                        Credit Wikipedia

                        # 7052


                        I’ve located the official statement from Jiangsu Province Health Department regarding the four new cases of H7N9.
                        Jiangsu Province, found four cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu cases in the provincial health department to implement five measures to make every effort to epidemic prevention work
                        <hr size="6" width="100%"> Published :2013-4-2
                        Jiangsu Province, found four cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza Provincial Health Department to make every effort to implement five measures epidemic prevention work
                        Jiangsu Provincial Health Department Bulletin, April 2, Jiangsu Province, diagnosed four cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza.

                        Patients Xu, female, 45 years old, Jiangning District, engaged in live poultry slaughter. March 19, fever, dizziness, body aches, fatigue and other symptoms. In the morning of March 27, go to Nanjing sicker ICU treatment in a hospital. Currently, patients in critical condition, is to rescue. On the afternoon of March 30, the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease testing positive for H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid. In the afternoon of April 2, review by China CDC influenza center laboratory for the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive. In accordance with the relevant requirements, the afternoon of April 2, the provincial Health Department organized experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of the cases human infection confirmed cases of the H7N9 avian flu. The patients for the province's first cases of infection with the H7N9 avian flu. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of 49 people. Medical observation, so far, all close contacts of the cases were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.

                        Patients with a mulberry, female, 48 years old, Suqian Shuyang engaged in sheet metal processing. March 19, fever, dizziness, coughing and other symptoms. March 30, sicker patients transferred to a Nanjing hospital ICU treatment. Currently, patients in critical condition, is to rescue. On March 30, the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Detection H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid weakly positive. In the afternoon of April 2, review by China CDC influenza center laboratory for the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive. In accordance with the relevant requirements, the afternoon of April 2, the provincial Health Department organized experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of the cases human infection confirmed cases of the H7N9 avian flu. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of a total of 60 people. Medical observation, until now, were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.
                        Patients Shen, male, 83 years old, Suzhou Wujiang District. March 20 fever, cough, sputum production, accompanied by symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath and chest pain. On March 29, the sicker patients to Wujiang Area hospital treatment. Currently, patients in critical condition, is to rescue. On April 1, the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Detection identified as the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive. In accordance with the relevant requirements, the afternoon of April 2, the provincial Health Department organized experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of the cases human infection confirmed cases of the H7N9 avian flu. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of a total of 15 people. Medical observation, until now, were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.

                        Patients Zhang, female, 32 years old, Changzhou, now lives in Wuxi city, unemployed. March 21, fever, cough, and other symptoms. On March 28, the sicker patients transferred to a hospital in Wuxi ICU treatment. Currently, patients in critical condition, is to rescue. March 31, identified as the H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive by the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Detection. In accordance with the relevant requirements, the afternoon of April 2, the provincial Health Department organized experts, according to the clinical manifestations, laboratory testing and epidemiological findings, the diagnosis of the cases human infection confirmed cases of the H7N9 avian flu. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases of a total of 43 people. Medical observation, until now, were not found to have a fever or respiratory symptoms.

                        After the outbreak, the provincial government attaches great importance to the health sector in accordance with the relevant plans and programs to rapidly launch epidemic prevention and control work. First, the Provincial Health Department established human infection with the H7N9 avian flu prevention and control work leading group, and people infected with the H7N9 bird flu prevention and control of the Group of Experts, medical treatment expert group issued "effectively strengthen human infection with the H7N9 avian flu prevention and control work urgent notice "to strengthen epidemic prevention and control, and to treat the patient. The specified 16 tertiary hospitals as a province first admitted to the hospital to make every effort, in accordance with the principle of "concentrated heavy suffering, a pool of experts, pooling of resources, centralized treatment, medical treatment, efforts to reduce the mortality. Third, the development of Jiangsu Province, people infected with H7N9 avian influenza monitoring the investigation and management solutions, organization of medical and health institutions at all levels to strengthen the monitoring of the unexplained cases of pneumonia and influenza-like illness, active search, and strive to early discovery, early reporting, early diagnosis, early isolation and early treatment. The fourth is to strengthen the hospital infection control hospital infection prevention and control, strict implementation of disinfection and isolation system and norms, strict precautions against the spread of the epidemic hospital. The fifth is to strengthen the communication links with the departments of agriculture, industry and commerce, business and work together to epidemic prevention and control work.

                        Currently, no epidemiological association exists between the above four cases. The experts have warned that the face of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu, Mo panic, to be alert to. First, to maintain good personal hygiene, such as washing hands frequently, indoor Qin ventilation. The second is to pay attention to improve nutrition, enhance personal physical. The third is to avoid contact and edible disease (dead), poultry, livestock. The event of fever, cough and other symptoms of acute respiratory infections, especially high fever, breathing difficulties, you should seek immediate medical attention.

                        Provincial Health Department will continue to make every effort to epidemic prevention and control work, and take effective measures to effectively protect public health
                        Posted by Michael Coston at <a class="timestamp-link" href="http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2013/04/statement-from-jiangsu-province-health.html" rel="bookmark" title="permanent link"><abbr class="published" title="2013-04-02T09:13:00-04:00">9:13 AM</abbr>
                        "May the long time sun
                        Shine upon you,
                        All love surround you,
                        And the pure light within you
                        Guide your way on."

                        "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
                        Aristotle

                        “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
                        Mohandas Gandhi

                        Be the light that is within.

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                        • #13
                          Re: China - 4 cases of H7N9 - Jiangsu province - Updated April 2, 2013

                          Please also see:

                          China - Man, 25, dead - wife & child hospitalized with ill an unidentified respiratory disease - Suzhou, Jiangsu province March 31

                          China - Emergency room seeing 20-30% more patients than normal due to pneumonia, fever in Suzhou, Jiangsu province March 12

                          China - Hospitals full of pneumonia patients,"a lot" with fever - smog blamed in Nanjing, Jiangsu province February 1

                          China - 100+ chickens dead at farm - fireworks 7.5 miles away blamed - farm quarantined, tests pending - Yangzhou, Jiangsu province January 10
                          "May the long time sun
                          Shine upon you,
                          All love surround you,
                          And the pure light within you
                          Guide your way on."

                          "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
                          Aristotle

                          “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
                          Mohandas Gandhi

                          Be the light that is within.

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                          • #14
                            Re: China - 4 cases of H7N9 - Jiangsu province - Updated April 2, 2013

                            [Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full text: (LINK).]
                            Four human cases of Influenza A (H7N9) in Jiangsu verified by NHFPC


                            The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) tonight (April 2) verified with the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) four confirmed human cases of Influenza A (H7N9) in Jiangsu, involving one man and three women, aged between 32 and 83, all of whom currently in critical condition.

                            Laboratory tests on the patients' specimens by the Mainland health authorities yielded positive results for H7N9.

                            According to the Health Department of Jiangsu, the 45-year-old female patient is a poultry worker and no epidemiological links were identified among the four cases at this stage.

                            So far, the 167 close contacts of the four patients are asymptomatic.

                            A spokesman for DH stressed that the CHP is closely monitoring the situation, will continue to maintain close liaison with the Mainland health authorities for more case information as well as keep a close eye on the advice from the World Health Organization.

                            The spokesman also advised travellers especially those returning from Shanghai, Anhui and Jiangsu with respiratory symptoms to wear facial masks and seek medical attention and reveal their travel histories to doctors. Health-care professionals should also pay special attention to those travellers who might have contact with birds or poultry in the three places.

                            Members of the public are reminded to take heed of the following preventive advice against avian influenza:
                            • Wash hands frequently;
                            • Avoid direct contact with poultry and birds or their droppings; if contacts have been made, they should wash hands thoroughly with soap and water;
                            • Poultry and eggs should be thoroughly cooked before eating;
                            • Cover the nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing, hold the spit with tissue and put it into covered dustbins;
                            • Avoid crowded places and contact with fever patients;
                            • Wear a mask when respiratory symptoms develop or you need to take care of fever patients; and
                            • When you have fever and influenza-like illnesses during a trip or returning to Hong Kong, promptly consult doctors and reveal your travel history.
                            The public may visit the Avian Influenza page of the CHP (www.chp.gov.hk/en/view_content/24244.html) for further information.


                            Ends/Tuesday, April 2, 2013
                            Issued at HKT 22:27
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                            • #15
                              Re: China - 4 cases of H7N9 - Jiangsu province - Updated April 2, 2013

                              [Source: Xinhua, full text: (LINK). Edited.]
                              China reports 4 more H7N9 bird flu infections

                              English.news.cn - 2013-04-02 20:10:46


                              NANJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Four people in east China's Jiangsu Province have been confirmed as being infected with the lesser-known H7N9 bird flu, bringing the total number of infections in the country to seven.

                              The four, from four cities in Jiangsu Province, are in critical conditions and under emergency treatment, the Jiangsu provincial health bureau said Tuesday in a statement.

                              The four were confirmed as human infections with H7N9 avian influenza by an expert team summoned by the provincial health bureau, based on clinical observations, laboratory tests and epidemiological surveys Tuesday afternoon, the statement said. No mutual infections were discovered among them.

                              A total of 167 people who had come into contact with the four showed no symptoms of fever or respiratory illnesses, it said.

                              The four included a 45-year-old woman from Nanjing, a 48-year-old woman from Suqian, a 83-year-old man from Suzhou, and a 32-year-old woman from Wuxi, it said.

                              The woman in Jiangning district of Nanjing, surnamed Xu, fell ill with flu symptoms on March 19. She was transferred to a hospital intensive care unit in Nanjing on March 27 after her condition worsened, the statement said. She is a poultry culler.

                              The woman from Shuyang county of Suqian City fell ill on March 19 and was transferred to a hospital intensive care unit in Nanjing on March 30.

                              Tests by the Jiangsu provincial center for disease control and prevention found the two women positive of the H7N9 strain on March 30 and further tests by the Chinese center for disease control and prevention confirmed the results on April 2.

                              The man from Wujiang district of Suzhou City became ill on March 20 and was admitted to a local hospital on March 29. He was first tested positive of H7N9 bird flu on April 1.

                              The woman from Binhu district of Wuxi City fell ill on March 21 and was transferred to an intensive care unit of a hospital in Wuxi after her condition worsened on March 28. She was first tested positive of H7N9 bird flu on March 31.

                              On Sunday, three H7N9 bird flu cases were reported, two in Shanghai and one in Anhui, the first human infections of the bird flu strain. The two in Shanghai died and the one from Anhui is in critical condition and under treatment in Nanjing.

                              It is unclear how the three got infected, and no mutual infections were discovered among them, said the National Health and Family Planning Commission Sunday. No abnormalities were detected among 88 of their closest contacts.

                              The subtype of H7N9 bird flu virus has not been contracted to human beings before. The virus shows no signs of being highly contagious among humans, according to the clinical observation on the cases' close contacts.

                              However, as only three cases of human infection of H7N9 have been found, relatively little research has been done on it. The expert team is working to study the toxicity and human-infection capacity of the virus, the commission said Sunday.

                              There are no vaccines against the H7N9 bird flu virus either at home or abroad.

                              Editor: yan
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