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  • China - Media: Macao gov announces 1st human H7N9 avian flu case - December 13, 2016

    Macau: Avian flu is detected in street chicken
    December 13 (B) 21:40


    The outbreak of bird flu in Macao, tonight (13) will be fully destroyed live birds. Guangdong Province, the wholesale market of bamboo silk chicken antigen samples detected H7 subtype of avian influenza virus, the Home Affairs Administration Committee Chairman Dai Zuyi said that the immediate sale of live poultry in Macao, then subject to the Mainland to investigate and determine the source of chicken origin , It was decided to resume the sale of live poultry time, I believe that the Mainland will soon be able to determine the source, is expected to last more than 10 days time is short.

    According to Dai, the total number of live birds in Macao will be destroyed tonight, including 6,730 chickens, 500 bamboo chicken and 3,000 pigeons, based on safety and hygiene. The department stressed that poultry imported today did not enter the market and that live poultry exposed to the public today are safe.

    According to the Macao Health Bureau, a local male wholesale stall and a Mainland male truck driver were identified as contact persons. The former had adequate protection measures in contact with the chickens and had been sent to Peak Hospital for H7N9 virus testing and was waiting for the results. As for the truck drivers, the drivers had already returned to the Mainland and the authorities had informed the Mainland of the follow-up action.

    In June 2007, there was an outbreak of Avian Influenza in a market in Yuen-han. A sample of the H7 subtype Avian Influenza virus was detected in a stall in Yuen Market. All the three birds in all markets in Macao were cleaned and disinfected, and 9000 live birds were completely destroyed. , Including 8000 chickens and 1000 pigeons, and the suspension of trading of live birds.http://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/2016...63e71c73c21278
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  • #2
    First case of H7N9 avian influenza in Macao

    Source: China News 2016-12-14 02:24

      BEIJING, Macau December 14 (Reporter Longtu have) the Macao SAR Government Health Bureau at 1:30 on the 14th held a press conference announced that a 58-year-old Guangdong wholesale male stall H7N9 avian influenza virus test results positive diagnosis of infection H7N9, this is the first case of human Macau avian influenza virus cases.
      According to the briefing, the HAD was found to contain H7 subtype avian influenza virus in a batch of poultry samples left for inspection in Macao. To ensure public health, the SAR Government immediately launched the Avian Influenza Response Scheme to immediately blockade the wholesale poultry market and destroy more than 10,000 live birds. It also undertook a comprehensive review of the wholesale markets and the three Bird Stalls in various markets throughout Australia. Cleaning and disinfection work,
      Health Bureau epidemiological investigation, defined as two persons who have, respectively, a local male wholesale stall owners, as well as an inland freight male drivers.
      Health Bureau director Lei Chin Ion said that this male stall 13 am once theavian flu virus bird cages onto a lorry after the stalls come home from work, he and his wife have contacted. Patients in the afternoon by the fire department ambulance to the Peak Hospital. Health Bureau at the same time as the patient wife referral close contact, responsible for transporting patients firefighters also need medical observation.
      Health Bureau said that the current health of patients in stable condition, his own and his wife being treated in isolation. As for the male drivers, the drivers have been returned to the Mainland and the authorities have informed the Mainland of the follow-up action.

    http://health.xinmin.cn/jkzx/2016/12/14/30679415.html


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    • #3
      I do not see this case on the Macao government site yet: http://www.gcs.gov.mo/

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      It appears a group of chickens were imported from Guangdong province and they were infected with H7N9 avian flu. Now the local government is destroying a total of approximately 10,000 birds including chickens and pigeons.

      A stall owner who was in contact with the chickens has tested positive for H7N9 and is in stable condition. He and his wife are in isolation.

      The truck driver who was also in contact with the chickens has returned to the mainland. Macao authorities are in contact with authorities on the mainland in relation to the truck driver.

      "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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      • #4
        Earlier government confirmation of H7 in chickens. Mentions stall owner and truck driver:


        Mainland to suspend live poultry sale for live poultry found in Australia
        2016-12-13 22:38:00

        Source: IACM / Health Bureau

        A batch of live poultry samples kept at the entrance of the HAD on December 13 were found to contain H7 subtype Avian Influenza virus, which had not been released from the market. To ensure public health, the SAR Government immediately launched a contingency plan for avian influenza and decided to suspend the sale of live poultry for at least three days from now on and to destroy all live poultry in the wholesale market and to conduct wholesale markets, slaughtering and retailing. Comprehensive cleaning and disinfection.
        The import of live poultry was checked and quarantined by the Department of Health (DH). Of the samples taken from 500 of them, a sample of H7 subtype avian influenza virus was detected. Based on public interest considerations, the Department has taken a series of measures, including immediate closure of the wholesale poultry wholesale floor, the ban on live poultry from the wholesale market and the closure of about 10,000 live poultry (including Six thousand seven hundred and thirty-seven chickens, five hundred bamboo chickens and three thousand white pigeons). And Macao shall cease trading of live poultry for at least three days from today. According to the Avian Flu Emergency Response Scheme, the source of the suspected samples will be suspended and the source of the virus will be investigated by the relevant authorities of both the Mainland and the Mainland until the supply is confirmed.
        The Government will conduct thorough cleansing and disinfection of the three poultry stalls in the wholesale markets as well as the markets in the whole territory of Macao. Meanwhile, hygiene guidelines will be issued to the poultry practitioners and related staff of Macao and vigilance will be given. Special attention will be paid to poultry workers Health, pay close attention to the development of the situation.The Health Bureau will provide poultry practitioners in the wholesale market tomorrow (December 14) to provide health advice and follow up their health status.
        The epidemiological survey conducted by the Department of Health has identified two persons as contact persons, including a cargo driver and a 58-year-old male wholesale stall. The driver of the cargo has returned to the Mainland for the Mainland, and the Health Bureau has submitted the information to the Mainland for follow-up action. The owner of the stall had removed the chickens with the chickens, but protective measures such as wearing masks, gloves, aprons and rain boots were used to reduce the risk of infection, which was defined as general contact. The person has been sent to the Earl of General Hospital to accept H7N9 avian influenza virus detection, is awaiting results.
        The Department of Health will continue to maintain close contact with the health authorities in the country and neighboring regions and the World Health Organization (WHO) to monitor the epidemic and the outbreak of Avian Influenza in neighboring areas or Macau through cross-sectoral and public-private partnerships. Prevention and preparedness. Based on past experience, the Health Bureau expects the H7N9 avian flu activity to become more active in the near future and make the following appeal to the citizens of Australia:
        ● Avoid visiting markets or farms where bird flu has been reported recently in the H7N9 bird flu epidemic area;
        ● Avoid contact with birds and their secretions, excreta; if contact, immediately wash hands;
        ● Do not buy or carry unqualified birds;
        ● Do not eat poultry meat, offal, blood products and eggs that have not been thoroughly cooked.
        ● pay attention to personal hygiene, often wash their hands;
        ● If there is fever, cough, difficulty in breathing and other symptoms, should wear masks, as soon as possible medical treatment, and to travel to the doctor and animal contact history.
        For more information on Avian Influenza A H7N9, please call the Health Bureau's website (www.ssm.gov.mo) or call the Health Bureau Infectious Diseases Hotline 2870 0800 during office hours.

        http://www.gcs.gov.mo/showNews.php?P...DataUcn=107074
        "May the long time sun
        Shine upon you,
        All love surround you,
        And the pure light within you
        Guide your way on."

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        “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
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        • #5
          Please see these threads on Guangdong province:

          China - 4 Chickens at Qingyuan Lian Shan farmers market tested positive for H7N9 - apparently asymptomatic: none dead - Guangdong province - December 9, 2016

          China - CHP notified of human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong - December 9, 2016

          China - Pediatric patients significantly increased in Taishan, some classes only 1/3 full, some patients in ICU - Guangdong province - November 22, 2016



          "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.

          Comment


          • #6
            ...SSM Director Lei Chin Ion said a local man and a mainlander were confirmed to have been in contact with the affected poultry. The mainlander has been transferred to a hospital in the mainland, while the local stall owner is being tested for avian influenza and has been quarantined in the isolation ward of the public Conde de Sao Januario Hospital Centre, according to Lei...Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion announced the city’s first confirmed case of human ATV during a special press conference
            at the hospital early Wednesday morning.
            The man was tested twice for the virus last night – and both results were positive.
            The man’s wife, who has been in close physical contact with him, was put in quarantine as well although neither has displayed any symptoms, according to the press conference.Except his wife, the patient has not been in physical contact with anyone else since handling the affected poultry,
            Lam Chong, who heads the SSM Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, said.http://macaunews.com.mo/live-poultry...nded-bird-flu/
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            • #7
              Wednesday, December 14, 2016
              .... Li Zhanrun, director of the Health Bureau, and Li Weicheng, acting director of the Peak Hospital, and Lin Song, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), presided over an emergency briefing. Mr Lee said two epidemiological investigations had identified two persons as contact persons for the poultry, including a driver and a freight driver. 58-year-old male wholesale stalls. The cargo drivers are Mainlanders and have returned to the Mainland. The Health Bureau has submitted the information to the Mainland for follow-up action. The stall holders had moved the chicken coops with the chickens and had protective masks, gloves, aprons and rain boots. After the entire morning in the file to work, after work to go home to rest. The person was sent to the Peak Hospital at 5 pm yesterday for H7N9 avian influenza virus detection, the two samples of two polymerase chain reaction (PCR), the results were positive, indicating that the person has just infected with H7N9 avian influenza virus. At present, the person is still no symptoms, is now arranged in the Peak Hospital isolation ward on the fifth floor isolation. The infected person is the first case of avian influenza virus infection in Macao. The master wife is also defined as a close contact and has been placed in isolation at the Peak Hospital.

              CDC director Lin Song said that the couple and his son living in Green Island, but yesterday to the hospital before the two sons did not contact with the couple, it is not necessary to hospital isolation. In addition, the Health Bureau will closely monitor the health of the staff of the wholesale market and the staff of the Department.
              http://www.macaodaily.com/html/2016-...nt_1143303.htm
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              • #8
                If no symptoms then why the ambulance ride? Did they have some dead birds? What was the main reason to be checked?
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                • #9
                  Wife of city’s 1st human bird flu victim in Macau tests negative

                  Dec 15th, 2016










                  The 57-year-old wife of the city’s first avian influenza virus (AIV) victim tested negative for the H7N9 strain, the Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement on Wednesday.
                  The victim, a 58-year-old poultry stall owner at the Nan Yue Supply Market, tested positive for the virus on Tuesday after handling infected chickens that morning.
                  SSM officials contacted the man in the afternoon at his home in Ilha Verde after discovering the H7N9 strain in silkie chicken samples at the market earlier on Tuesday. The bureau later confirmed that he was the only local who had been in close contact with the infected poultry.
                  Lam Chong, who heads the SSM Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, said the victim had only been in close physical contact with his wife while they were working at the stall after which he went home to rest, from where was directly taken to an isolation ward at the public Conde de Sao Januario Hospital Centre (CHCSJ) in an ambulance on Tuesday.
                  Lam made the remarks during a special press conference at the hospital early Wednesday’s morning, where SSM Director Lei Chin Ion insisted that the virus was unlikely to spread in the community.
                  The couple has remained in quarantine, the man for treatment and his wife for further observation. Neither of them has displayed any symptoms, according to the statement.
                  A male driver from the mainland who had brought the infected poultry to the city has been contacted by the Guangdong Health Department and is being tested for the virus, according to the statement.
                  The bureau culled all live poultry in the supply market on Tuesday night and prohibited with immediate effect all sales of live poultry in the city until the source of the infected poultry is identified.http://macaunews.com.mo/wife-citys-1...ests-negative/
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