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  • Biological
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    The Health Bureau of DongGuan City , The city's first case of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza confirmed cases were discharged
    Source: Published Date :2013-11-12

    November 5, the city diagnosed one case of human infection with H7N9 bird flu, the case is the city routine sentinel surveillance of influenza-like illness was found, as well as the city's first confirmed cases of human H7N9 avian influenza infection. Children treated in isolation by the Municipal People's Hospital, clinical symptoms, H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid testing negative, after the city of human infection of avian influenza H7N9 expert consultation considered medical treatment of children have been recovered, and in the afternoon of November 11 and discharged.
    All 63 close contacts through medical observation for a period of seven days, and no detection of influenza-like illness.

    Municipal Health Bureau and Changping seriously implement a series of measures at the provincial epidemic prevention and control guidance of experts in emergency monitoring carried out, and no abnormality was found. According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission, "people infected with H7N9 bird flu prevention and control programs (second edition)," the relevant requirements of the Municipal Health Bureau of Epidemiology Expert Group on-site assessment that this epidemic has subsided, the end of this human H7N9 infection Avian flu Ⅲ level emergency response.
    In the future, the city people infected with H7N9 bird flu prevention and control work, will be transferred to the normal management in accordance with the requirements of the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

    Municipal Health Bureau
    November 12, 2013

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  • Biological
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    The Health Bureau of DongGuan City , The city's first case of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza confirmed cases were discharged
    Source: Published Date :2013-11-12

    November 5, the city diagnosed one case of human infection with H7N9 bird flu, the case is the city routine sentinel surveillance of influenza-like illness was found, as well as the city's first confirmed cases of human H7N9 avian influenza infection. Children treated in isolation by the Municipal People's Hospital, clinical symptoms, H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid testing negative, after the city of human infection of avian influenza H7N9 expert consultation considered medical treatment of children have been recovered, and in the afternoon of November 11 and discharged.
    All 63 close contacts through medical observation for a period of seven days, and no detection of influenza-like illness.

    Municipal Health Bureau and Changping seriously implement a series of measures at the provincial epidemic prevention and control guidance of experts in emergency monitoring carried out, and no abnormality was found. According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission, "people infected with H7N9 bird flu prevention and control programs (second edition)," the relevant requirements of the Municipal Health Bureau of Epidemiology Expert Group on-site assessment that this epidemic has subsided, the end of this human H7N9 infection Avian flu Ⅲ level emergency response.
    In the future, the city people infected with H7N9 bird flu prevention and control work, will be transferred to the normal management in accordance with the requirements of the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

    Municipal Health Bureau
    November 12, 2013

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  • Giuseppe
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    [Source: Ifeng, full page in Chinese: (LINK). Automatic translation.]


    H7N9, China: Guangdong boy discharged from hospital after recovery

    At 19:59 on November 13, 2013 / Source: Southern reported net

    Abstract: Recently, Dongguan first case of human H7N9 avian influenza infection have been discharged from, 63 close contacts over medical observation.


    Nanfang Daily (Reporter / Octavia piano) Recently, the Dongguan first case of human H7N9 avian influenza infection have been discharged from, 63 close contacts over medical observation.

    November 5, Dongguan City, diagnosed one case of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza, Dongguan City, the cases are routine sentinel surveillance of influenza-like illness found, and it is the first case of human infection with the H7N9 Dongguan confirmed cases of avian influenza.

    Patient was treated in isolation by the Municipal People's Hospital, clinical symptoms disappeared, H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid testing negative, human infection by the H7N9 avian influenza city medical treatment expert consultation concluded that children have recovered and was discharged on November 11 afternoon.

    In addition, all 63 close contacts after a period of seven days of medical observation, no detection of influenza-like illness. Municipal Health Bureau and Changping Town in the province under the guidance of experts to seriously implement a series of epidemic prevention and control measures, in carrying out emergency monitoring, and no abnormality was found.

    According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission, "people infected with H7N9 bird flu prevention and control programs (second edition)," the relevant requirements, Dongguan City Health Bureau of Epidemiology expert on-site assessment that this epidemic has subsided, the end of this human infection H7N9 avian influenza emergency response level Ⅲ.

    In the future, Dongguan people infected with H7N9 bird flu prevention and control work will be in accordance with the requirements of the National Health and Family Planning Commission into the normal management.


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  • Giuseppe
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    Re: H7N9, China: One new case confirmed in Guangdong (RTHK, November 5 2013)

    [Source: Ifeng, full page: (LINK). Automatic translation from Chinese.]


    Zhong Nanshan: H7N9 vaccine production premature

    At 02:38 on November 7, 2013 Source: New Express

    ■ Coordinator: Express reporter Yu Yang ■ written: Express reporter Li Qiuling Wang Yongqiang Ruan Jianhua Yu Yang correspondent Han Wenqing Guangdong Rural Credit ■ Photography: New Express reporter intern Sun Yi Xie Xiquan

    ■ "Dongguan boy infected with H7N9 bird flu" Track


    Provincial Agriculture Department informed that the agricultural sector in Dongguan sample of 175, H7N9 test results all negative
    Express News the day before yesterday, Dongguan confirmed one case of three-year-old boy was infected with H7N9 avian influenza (see New Express reported yesterday A25 version).

    Yesterday, Dongguan City Health Bureau held a news conference, said the close contacts of cases expanded to 63, in addition to parents of children, vegetable market stalls outside the home, where children 28 kindergarten students also focus on observation and testing .

    Zhong Nanshan academician said the general day colder season fit H7N9 virus spread, so this winter and next spring to be vigilant and do prevention work.

    According to the Dongguan City Health Bureau spokesman Ye Xiangyang, as of November 5, the provincial and municipal experts survey, has identified 63 close contacts. There are 28 children in kindergarten classmates. After the incident, which 28 children have also been associated with detection, but not found to have abnormalities. Next, the health and disease control departments will do further observation.

    Informed that the outbreak, Dongguan started the "human infection with H7N9 avian influenza contingency plans" Ⅲ level emergency response, within the jurisdiction of all health institutions have deployed emergency monitoring settings.

    According to statistics, a total of 13 in Dongguan sentinel surveillance, health department inspected once a week for influenza sentinel samples delivered. Moreover, according to the provincial Agriculture Department Bulletin, Changping Town, Dongguan occurred a H7N9 avian influenza infections in children, the local agricultural sector in accordance with the relevant guidelines the Ministry of Agriculture launched a H7N9 avian influenza emergency monitoring, Changping were collected within the relevant market of 175 samples of poultry herds The results were negative.

    According to reports, this year, the agricultural sector across the province in accordance with the provincial government and the Ministry of Agriculture of the arrangements and requirements, conscientiously carry out the H7N9 avian influenza surveillance, as of now, the province's total monitoring of H7N9 bird flu samples 87,462 copies, in addition to this year's April and May have been published and processed two positive samples, all the other negative.

    Chicken must be cooked

    Avian flu again, you can rest assured that chicken? Guangdong CDC chief expert, director of infectious disease prevention Jianfeng said there is still safe to eat poultry, but requires cooked fully cooked, and it is best not to eat wild birds. He reminded that if people live poultry slaughter his own at home, pay attention to spare precautions, wear gloves, masks and other opportunities to reduce direct contact with live birds. The birds slaughtered more people need to pay more attention to the job, there are flu-like symptoms seek immediate medical attention and explain the situation.

    Jianfeng also said that with the migratory birds fly south, to pay close attention to the avian flu H5N1 avian influenza in particular. In particular there is a bird loving people to pay more attention, do not close observation, it is best to use binoculars watching birds.

    Zhong Nanshan said: There is confidence in the fight against bird flu, but H7N9 vaccine mass production It is too early

    Express News on September 18 this year, after the health care team, led by academician Zhong Nanshan month rescue, Guangdong, the first case of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza patients discharged. Zhong Nanshan, was interviewed by the media when he said that this winter or spring of next year, there may continue to appear H7N9 outbreak. For the recent H7N9 cases yesterday, Zhong Nanshan, whether the child is H7N9 in susceptible people, the next step prevention and control and other issues, reporters interviewed.

    Express: Children little contact with live birds, why will get H7N9?

    Zhong Nanshan: children visited Meat Market, how was sometimes hard to say, this also with the individual, the environment has a relationship, and sometimes there is a certain chance. There is no evidence that the child is now particularly vulnerable to bird flu, because now more of an adult patient. The child relatively mild symptoms, the present situation, the child's family, relatives are not infected. So this case is an individual case.

    Express: physical fitness is also on the right with the patient?

    Zhong Nanshan: also has a relationship. Children may also lower immunity.

    Express: Next should be how to deal with?

    Zhong Nanshan: It should be vigilant, always say so. Is not H7N9 or another avian influenza epidemic would be difficult to say. If you have been vigilant against avian influenza prevention and control we will have more confidence.

    Express: H7N9 seasonal prevalence of absence?

    Zhong Nanshan: There are seasonal. In Guangdong, the general H7N9 virus in the days of relatively easy to pop a cold season, such as holds many lessons until next year and June are epidemic.

    Express: Why the H7N9 is now classified as a Category B infectious diseases?

    Zhong Nanshan: This is based on the severity of the disease to consider, put B Description No highly infectious, China more than 130 people infected with H7N9, the heavier patient mortality of 30% -40%, appears to be very high mortality, but in fact the denominator is not clear. There are many patients with mild not counted in the denominator among many possible mild sound of taking medication, so the prevalence is difficult to make statistics.

    Express: What is the future treatment of such patients experience?

    Zhong Nanshan: Infection with H7N9 Tamiflu sooner the better, with the best three days. Next, the disease is relatively heavy for such patients, if the nose and throat detect negative, do not give up easily, there may be the lower respiratory tract of patients found positive, we are right Chan (at the time the patient) for detection of lower respiratory tract, they find positive. Occur in patients with severe double use Tamiflu is one way, another important lesson is timely to general hospital, including heart, liver, lungs and other medical technical support, to be able to save lives.

    Express: now there is no evidence that it can infect people person?

    Zhong Nanshan: being studied and found two family clusters of cases, appeared in very close contact with the families of the situation, to take care of sick relatives, personal care infection. Still have to be vigilant.

    Express: A vaccine has been developed, it will not be large-scale use?

    Zhong Nanshan: My personal view is that mass production of the vaccine must have a premise: There is evidence of human to human transmission. So far, H7N9 there have been several cases of finite clusters of cases, but still no clear signs of large-scale human and large-scale production of vaccines is premature.


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  • Giuseppe
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    Re: H7N9, China: One new case confirmed in Guangdong (RTHK, November 5 2013)

    A video report from the live poultry market where the boy may have caught the infection is available at Ifeng site: http://v.ifeng.com/news/society/2013...3e34f4d5.shtml

    An encoded mini-wmv file is enclosed.
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  • Pathfinder
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    Translation Google

    Guangdong Dongguan Changping poultry products H7N9 avian influenza surveillance without exception

    At 19:50 on November 6, 2013 Source: China News Network    

    China news agency, Guangzhou, November 6 power (Cheng Jingwei Luo Yishan) Guangdong Provincial Department of Agriculture said outside 6 pm, Changping Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, occurred an H7N9 avian influenza infection in children, the local agricultural sector in accordance with the relevant Chinese Ministry of Agriculture guidelines to carry out emergency monitoring H7N9 avian influenza were collected within the relevant market in Dongguan Changping poultry population of 175 samples, the results were negative.
      
    According to the Guangdong Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission of the 5th Bulletin, Dongguan, Guangdong, a 3-year-old five month boy was diagnosed with H7N9 avian influenza infection. Currently boy milder, and its seven close contacts of 3 people experience flu-like symptoms. The child is in Suining, Sichuan, who now live in Changping Town, Dongguan Yuan Shan Pui Village.
      
    This year, the agricultural sector across the province of Guangdong in accordance with the Guangdong provincial government and the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, the arrangements and requirements, to carry H7N9 avian influenza surveillance. Up to now, the province's total monitoring H7N9 avian flu samples 87,462 copies, except April and May have been published and processed two positive samples, all the other negative. This two positive samples in Dongguan Dongcheng District, Guangzhou Zengcheng City was found.
      
    It is reported that this year's May 24, Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, "the Ministry of Agriculture Bulletin No. 1950" H7N9 avian influenza has been adjusted to the two types of animal disease management. (End)

    今年以来,广东全省各地农牧部门按照广东省委、省政府和中国农业部的部署和要求,开展H7N9禽流感监测工作。

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  • Pathfinder
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    Dongguan confirmed avian influenza boy in stable condition

    2013/11/06 10:01

    Dongguan confirmed H7N9 avian influenza year-old boy in a stable condition, treated in isolation. Dongguan City Health Bureau held a press conference this morning, briefings.

    Boy diagnosed with H7N9 avian influenza in Dongguan City People's Hospital, treated in isolation. His symptoms were generally mild cough, but no fever, lung normal. Accompany the boy's mother in the hospital, she was referring to his son just a cold.

    Boy itself is Sichuanese, and parents live in Changping Town, Dongguan Yuan Shan Pui Village.

    Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control refers to the boy last Sunday went to nearby markets, but there is no direct contact with poultry. Refers to the department within the range of market thirteen kilometers to Hong Kong farms, but temporarily not stop the importation of live poultry on the farm.

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  • Pathfinder
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    Dongguan three-year-old boy infected H7N9 avian influenza half was taken after poultry

    At 09:00 on November 6th, 2013 Source: Guangzhou Daily 
    ...
    "This boy was a few days ago and her mother shopped in Changping Yuanshanbei meat market, so the market should be disinfected." Yesterday afternoon, Changping government an official said.
      
    Yuanshanbei market, down the aisle of a sprinkler water, sanitation workers holding broom sweeping repeatedly. Empty rows within the live bird market, stocked with seventy-eight empty cage. Live birds were asked to suspend the morning line, while other meat stalls are open for business.
      
    According to reports, was diagnosed children with avian flu a few days ago and her mother to the market to buy food, after the poultry stalls, but did not buy poultry, pork and other meat dishes just bought, it is unknown whether the infection with this.
    ...
    Provincial Center for Disease Bulletin, new cases and first female patient in a different situation, is part of active surveillance findings. Become Beijing, Guangdong, the second active monitoring to younger patients with mild, indicating that the epidemic in Guangdong sentinel surveillance is very effective. Jianfeng introduced patient hospital treatment of Changping, Dongguan CDC influenza sentinel surveillance hospitals, is monitored by sampling virus samples.
      
    CDC experts on "active surveillance to mild" very excited, because this is equivalent to about prior medical specialists confirmed human infection with H7N9 avian influenza, there are other viruses like mild, severe cases may even have to carry the virus without the incidence of people . This also explains the H7N9 is not specific, it is not terrible.
      
    ... the contact with live poultry low correlation
      
    Investigation confirmed that children with a four person, the parents of Sichuan, in Dongguan Changping work, prior to the onset lived in the factory dormitory. The family habit weekly to a nearby market to buy meat once a food, children's recent history of exposure to live poultry, that is to be brought to the market last week.
      
    Disease control experts said that a total of four live poultry meat market trading stalls, so the current does not rule out infection from the market. Cases occurred, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, and at all levels of health, agriculture departments have also been involved in the current market cleansing and disinfection have been carried out, four birds stall herds chickens have been culled. However, from the correlation, the new cases of children with low relevance of live poultry exposure. Experts admitted that this situation has increased the difficulty of epidemic prevention and control.
    ...
    昨日,东莞首例人感染H7N9禽流感病例被确诊,患者是一名3岁半男童。

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  • Giuseppe
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    [Source: Ifeng, full page: (LINK). Automatic translation from Chinese.]


    H7N9, China: a Dongguan boy hit by H7N9 bird flu virus

    At 03:57 on November 6th, 2013 - Source: Southern Metropolis Daily


    Male, 3 years and 5 months, Suining, Sichuan, who now live in Changping Town, Dongguan Yuan Shan Pui Village. Four days before onset, visited the farmers market.

    Currently no fever, mild, stable condition.

    Yesterday, the Provincial Planning Commission informed Wei, Guangdong Province confirmed case of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza. Were male, three years and five months, Suining, Sichuan, who now live in Changping Town, Dongguan Yuan Shan Pui Village.

    At present children with no fever, mild, stable condition, has been free income Dongguan City People's Hospital of Infectious Diseases treated in isolation.

    Dongguan Municipal Center for Disease Control has implemented nine close contacts under medical observation, there are currently three people experience flu-like symptoms, after testing, 3 H 7 subtype of avian influenza virus nucleic acid were negative.

    Four days before the onset of children went to the farmers market

    Yesterday, the Guangdong provincial CDC chief expert, He Jianfeng, director of infectious disease prevention and control to media reports, the incidence of children last month on the 30th, then to the local community hospital treatment effect is not obvious, then went to Dongguan Changping hospital, then The main symptoms are fever. Because the hospital is in Dongguan Changping CDC influenza sentinel surveillance hospitals, so the patient samples were sampled the day's flu sent Dongguan CDC checked. November 4 H 7N 9 screening was positive.
    Day to the provincial CDC, and in the 5th H 7N 9 confirmed human infections of bird flu.

    Children with a total of four people, parents from Sichuan, in Dongguan Changping local electronics factory workers, before the onset of children living in the factory dormitory, he had a brother. Jianfeng said, "their home will be fixed to the side a weekly farmers market to buy a dish, most recently last month to buy food in the 26th, when the children have peers." He explained that the market is trading in a total of four live poultry stalls , so the current does not rule out infection from the market. After the incident, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, and at all levels of health, agriculture departments have been involved, the market has been carried out cleaning and disinfection, four birds stall herds chickens have been culled.

    Nine close contacts tested negative for H7N9

    In terms of close contacts, Jianfeng said that as of yesterday, 17:00, in addition to the previous seven Tightlock above, has added two community hospitals close contact with doctors who observed by all nine Tightlock H 7N 9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid detection were negative.

    "There are three main complaint flu-like symptoms, but after checking we found are mostly angry, caused by insufficient rest, two of whom are health care workers, a father for the children, do not be too direct correlation." Jianfeng said that the current children have fever, in good condition, the basic can be concluded as sporadic cases.

    It is understood that the case of Guangdong Province in active surveillance found; Also, remind the live bird markets are still required to focus on monitoring objectives, live poultry markets a cleaning day, a week a disinfectant, January closed.

    Will autumn H 7N 9 big rebound?

    Jianfeng said that does not prove that H 7N 9 have sustained human to human transmission capability, sporadic cases do not represent the emergence of large-scale outbreaks occur. For the winter season evaluation of the epidemic, he said, is now the South influenza trough, sentinel testing everything is normal. But with the birds fly south, to pay close attention to the avian flu in particular H 5N 1 strain of bird flu. He cautioned, "especially with bird watching hobby public to pay more attention, do not close observation, the best use of the telescope."

    Have the necessary mass screening?

    Routine monitoring of patients is found in the case, so without the need for large-scale population screening or expanded sentinel? In this regard, Jianfeng said, from the province's 65 provincial sentinel surveillance situation, gather as much data is also found only one case, there is a big chance, yet it is necessary to temporarily expand the scope of screening.

    The public can do chicken heart?

    "It is safe to eat poultry, but need cooked fully cooked, it is recommended not to eat wild birds." Jianfeng remind yourself at home slaughter poultry and other birds, it is best to work for protective measures to reduce direct contact with live gloves poultry opportunities. The birds slaughtered more people need to pay more attention to the job, there are flu-like symptoms seek immediate medical attention and explain the situation.

    Written: Southern Reporter intern Qiu Huijun Wan honey
    Liang Ning correspondent Guangdong Wilson
    Dongguan readers see A Ⅱ Reading


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  • Biological
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    05/11/2013: China - Influenza - Avian
    ‎05 ‎November ‎2013, ‏‎11:16:27
    Confirmed Influenza - Avian in Guangdong Sheng, for human

    GENERAL INFO
    Disease Event ID: 181681
    Reporting date: 05/11/2013
    Observation date: 04/11/2013

    LOCATION
    Region: Asia
    Admin 1 (Country): Guangdong Sheng (China)
    Locality: YuanShanBei Village, Changpingzhen, Dongguan City
    Lat/Long: 22.975226/113.993068
    Quality of Coordinates: Unknown

    DISEASE
    Status: Confirmed
    DISEASE: Influenza - Avian
    Serotype: H7N9 LPAI
    Source: National authorities

    SPECIES AFFECTED
    An.Type..
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    Species ...
    At Risk..
    Cases..
    Deaths..
    Destroyed..
    Slaughtered..

    LABORATORIES
    Disease Tested: Influenza - Avian
    Species ...
    Test
    Result: Positive
    Result Date: 04/11/2013
    Reference Laboratory ..

    LABORATORIES
    Disease Tested: Influenza - Avian
    Species ...
    Test...
    Result: Positive
    Result Date: 05/11/2013
    Reference Laboratory ..

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  • sharon sanders
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    machine translation

    H7N9 Zaixi CNTC Guangdong Tong
    November 6, 2013, Wednesday




    The temperature dropped, increasing the threat of avian flu. Dongguan, a 3-year-old boy was infected with H7N9 bird flu, becoming the first mainland 137 confirmed cases, the boy is in stable condition. HKU microbiology experts warn Yuen Kwok-yung, with the onset of winter, all influenza, including avian flu risks are on the rise.


    CHP Mainland Notification, Dongguan Chang Ping Yuan Shan Pui Village, a boy diagnosed with H7N9 avian influenza. Boy is in Dongguan City People's Hospital treated in isolation, the current mild symptoms, no fever. Boy admitted to ward no special measures, the media interview last night to enter the ward. Their families in the ward disinfection, but refers not understand the situation, other family members will have isolated at home.

    Whenever temperatures lower than 20 degrees, all influenza including avian influenza will Fan Li. ? (HKU microbiology expert Yuen Kwok-yung)
    boys last Sunday had been downtown, but there is no direct contact with poultry, all poultry markets have been culled.

    Boys seven close contacts are under medical observation, of which three people showed flu symptoms, H7N9 avian influenza virus was negative.
    Yuen Kwok-yung refers to the recent Hong Kong at night the temperature dropped to 20 degrees, and Guangdong to make up the level of activity of influenza virus, "whenever the temperature lower than 20 degrees, all influenza, including avian flu will Fan Li"; winter is also more chickens infected, so that bird flu increased risk. Yuanshanbei marketing department refers to the range of 13 km there is a supply to Hong Kong farms, poultry farms temporarily not stop the supply to Hong Kong.

    zhttp://www.metrohk.com.hk/index.php?cmd=detail&id=222737

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  • sharon sanders
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    Originally posted by Giuseppe Michieli View Post
    .... Dongguan Municipal Center for Disease Control has implemented seven close contacts under medical observation, there are currently three people experience flu-like symptoms. By laboratory tests, seven H7 subtype avian influenza virus nucleic acid were negative.
    Ian M Mackay, PhD ‏@MackayIM 40m
    @FluTrackers @ironorehopper See recent paper on H7N9 assay variability. All #H7N9 test not equal.
    The recent emergence of influenza A virus (H7N9) emphasizes the need for its rapid detection. While commercial nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) are commonly used to detect seasonal influenza virus, this study demonstrated that the analytical sensitivity of commercial assays is highly variabl …

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  • sharon sanders
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    Shenzen is 43 miles from Dongguan:

    China/Guangdong - Shenzhen: rising number of children with cold, cough, fever - October 25

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  • Giuseppe
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    Re: H7N9, China: One new case confirmed in Guangdong (RTHK, November 5 2013)

    [Source: Department of Health, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).]


    Notification of confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong


    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) has been notified by the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province of a confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) today (November 5) affecting a 3-year-old boy in Dongguan, Guangdong Province.

    The patient is currently receiving treatment under isolation in hospital. He presented with minor symptoms without fever and is now in stable condition. His sample tested positive for the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus by the relevant health authority of Guangdong Province and the diagnosis was confirmed today.

    Seven close contacts of the patient have been put under medical surveillance by the relevant health authority of Guangdong Province. Three of them developed influenza-like symptoms but none of them tested positive for avian influenza A(H7N9).

    To date, a total of 137 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been laboratory confirmed in the Mainland, including:
    1. Zhejiang (48 cases),
    2. Shanghai (33 cases),
    3. Jiangsu (28 cases),
    4. Jiangxi (six cases),
    5. Fujian (five cases),
    6. Anhui (four cases),
    7. Henan (four cases),
    8. Shandong (two cases),
    9. Hunan (two cases),
    10. Beijing (two cases),
    11. Guangdong (two cases) and
    12. Hebei (one case).

    A spokesman for the DH remarked that the CHP is closely monitoring the situation and maintaining close liaison with the Mainland health authorities for case details, as well as keeping a close eye on the latest advice from the World Health Organization (WHO).

    The CHP will send letters to doctors and private hospitals to update them on the latest situation of human infection of avian influenza A(H7N9).
    "Locally, no confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been recorded so far," the spokesman stressed.

    Travellers, especially those returning from avian influenza A(H7N9)-affected areas, with fever or respiratory symptoms are reminded to immediately wear facial masks, seek medical attention, and reveal their travel history to doctors. Health-care professionals should also pay special attention to patients who might have had contact with birds, poultry or their droppings in affected areas.

    In response to the human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in the Mainland, port health measures have been implemented at all border control points (BCPs) and health information is being disseminated to travellers through various means including display of posters on avian influenza A(H7N9) in departure and arrival halls, distribution of health education pamphlets, in-flight announcements, enhanced environmental health inspection, provision of regular updates to travel industries via meetings and correspondence, surveillance of sick travellers and referral of suspected cases to public hospitals for further investigation.

    The DH will continue to maintain its port health measures at all BCPs and keep a close eye on the latest advice from the WHO and the measures of the Mainland inspection and quarantine authorities to strengthen its work in disease prevention and control according to the latest situation.

    The spokesman urged travellers not to visit wet markets with live poultry in the affected areas and to avoid direct contact with poultry, birds and their droppings. If contact has been made, they should thoroughly wash their hands with soap and water.

    Members of the public should remain vigilant and are reminded to take heed of the following preventive advice against avian influenza:
    • Poultry and eggs should be thoroughly cooked before eating;
    • Wash hands frequently with soap, especially before touching the mouth, nose or eyes, handling food or eating; after going to the toilet or touching public installations or equipment such as escalator handrails, elevator control panels or door knobs; or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing;
    • Cover the nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing, and hold the spit with a tissue and put it into a covered dustbin;
    • Avoid crowded places and contact with fever patients; and
    • Wear a mask when respiratory symptoms develop or when taking care of fever patients.

    The public may visit the CHP's webpage (www.chp.gov.hk/en/view_content/24244.html and www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/global_statistics_avian_influenza_e.pdf ) for further information on avian influenza and avian influenza-affected areas.


    Ends/Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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  • Giuseppe
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    Re: H7N9, China: One new case confirmed in Guangdong (RTHK, November 5 2013)

    [Source: Ifeng, full page: (LINK). Automatic translation from Chinese.]


    Guangdong confirms a new case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza virus

    At 15:47 on November 5, 2013 - Source: Guangdong Provincial Health Department website


    Guangdong Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission of 5 November Bulletin, Guangdong Province confirmed case of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza.

    Children, male, 3 years, 5 months, Suining, Sichuan, who now live in Changping Town, Dongguan Yuan Shan Pui Village. 4 November afternoon, Dongguan City CDC in Changping hospital for routine monitoring of influenza-like illness were detected in an H7 subtype avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive specimens, 5 November morning by the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control Experiment Room review was positive, with the case of clinical symptoms, epidemiological and laboratory test results to determine the human infection of H7N9 avian influenza confirmed cases.

    Children has free income Dongguan City People's Hospital of Infectious Diseases treated in isolation. Currently, children with no fever, mild, stable condition.

    Dongguan Municipal Center for Disease Control has implemented seven close contacts under medical observation, there are currently three people experience flu-like symptoms. By laboratory tests, seven H7 subtype avian influenza virus nucleic acid were negative.

    In accordance with the National Health and Family Planning Commission October 28 "on the adjustment part of notifiable infectious disease management notice" (HLB disease control Fa [2013] No.28) requires the inclusion of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza B infection statutory disease, and in accordance with B infectious diseases management.


    Related Links:

    1 According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission on June 24, "about people infected with H7N9 bird flu prevention and control work into the normal management of the notice": as reported to the State Council, China's human infection with H7N9 bird flu prevention and control work is now transferred to the norm management.

    (2) According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission on October 28, "right on the adjustment part of the statutory management of infectious diseases interpretation": The different levels of notifiable diseases, health (health IPPF) departments according to standardized management, and prevention and control, differences are mainly reflected in the following two aspects:

    First, the report period. After medical personnel discovered infectious diseases should be reported within 2 hours for B and C disease diagnosis is required to report within 24 hours.

    Second, prevention and control measures. Medical institutions found that infectious diseases, it should promptly for patients, pathogen carriers, be treated in isolation, isolation period according to results of medical examination; against suspected patients diagnosed before treatment at designated places incommunicado; patients of medical institutions, pathogen carriers or suspected patients of close contacts under medical observation in designated places and take other necessary precautions. Refuse treatment in isolation or quarantine has less arbitrarily from the isolation and treatment, and can assist the medical institutions by the public security organs to take compulsory quarantine treatment. Medical institutions found that Class B or C patients with infectious diseases, should be based on the condition to take the necessary treatment and control measures.

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