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H7N9 Cases April 25, 2014 (confirmed cases: 1, confirmed deaths: 0) (suspected cases: 0, suspected deaths:0)

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  • H7N9 Cases April 25, 2014 (confirmed cases: 1, confirmed deaths: 0) (suspected cases: 0, suspected deaths:0)

    [Source: Taipei Center for Disease Control and Prevention, full page in Chinese: (LINK). Automatic translation.]

    Taipei CDC reported another imported avian influenza H7N9 human case from China


    Department of Disease Control, an imported H7N9 flu cases confirmed today (April 25) evening after the test.

    The case is a 39-year-old Taiwanese national, in the (103) in March 31 to April 19 to mainland China, Beijing and Kunshan, Jiangsu Province.

    On April 19 re-entry to Taiwan, the same day evening fever, shortness of breath and other symptoms of yellow sputum, has been to the clinic and hospital.

    On April 23 and then to a medical center for medical treatment, X-ray showed left lower lobe infiltrate through the emergency stay negative isolation ward and treated with antiviral agents, initial throat swab test negative.

    Because the cases symptoms persist, hospitals in sputum taken for examination after notification H7N9 flu diagnosed between 6:00 tonight, the case is currently ongoing in negative pressure isolation in the intensive care unit for treatment.

    Preliminary epidemiological investigation, the case of livestock during the Chinese mainland No history of exposure, nor out of the live bird markets, the source of infection needs further investigation.

    After returning to the country in addition to medical treatment, the average home before the arrival of public places, the current findings included three people living with their families and colleagues a per capita does not pick symptoms; contact with the rest of the process of health care visits were 57 passengers and eight people on the same plane ( where expatriates departure of a man already), the follow-up will provide antiviral agents for close contacts inventoried and assessed.

    Public health workers for all close contacts caught giving full health education and H7N9 influenza independent health management notice and actively track to lift the tube, if contact occurs with fever, cough, influenza-like symptoms, please wear a mask for medical treatment, and initiative to inform the physician contact history.

    Contact the department being carved window informed WHO and the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong and Macao contact notification window, through the International Health Regulations (IHR).

    Since last April 3 to "H7N9 flu" as the fifth class of infectious diseases, a cumulative total of 581 cases so far reported cases, four of which infectious cases (including 1 death cases), 577 cases of H7N9 test negative.

    Another disease is recognized in the Agency April 23 to April 25 with the Chinese mainland and health units, Jiangsu, Jiangxi 2 new confirmed cases of Jiangxi Province for the first time in the autumn of cases occur; go (102) years from October cumulative global H7N9 flu cases confirmed 296 cases, including 102 cases in Guangdong Province, Zhejiang Province, 92 cases, 24 cases of Jiangsu Province, Hunan Province, 20 cases, 17 cases of Fujian Province (including one case in Zhejiang Province shifted), Anhui Province, 10 cases Shanghai eight cases, Guangxi three cases (including one case in Guangdong Province shifted), two cases in Beijing, Guizhou Province, one case (Zhejiang province shifted), one case of Jilin Province, Shandong Province, one case (Jiangsu Province shifted), Jiangxi one case, Hong Kong 10 cases (both in Guangdong Province shifted), Malaysia (1 case moved to Guangdong province), China's three cases (both mainland China shifted). Since last year, the world of 431 confirmed cases so far, WHO announced on April 23 146 cases of death.

    The department plans to once again remind people of the affected areas, it is important to implement good hygiene practices such as hand washing, avoiding contact with birds, especially not to pick up dead birds, eating chickens, ducks, geese and eggs to be cooked in order to avoid infection.

    When you return home if fever or flu-like symptoms, they should inform the airline personnel and airport and port of quarantine officers; such as after returning the above symptoms should wear a mask and seek medical advice and inform the physician contact history and travel history. Latest epidemic diseases and other related information can be found in the Agency website ( ) the "H7N9 flu Corner" and "International Travel Information" area, or call the toll-free hotline and caring people informed epidemic 1922 ( or 0800-001922) contact.

    The draft date :2014-04-25 - Update Date :2014-04-25 - Maintenance Unit: Public Relations Office