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  • Guangdong Province reported one new fatal case of human infection with avian influenza H7N9 virus (DOH, March 5 2014)

    [Source: Guangdong Province Department of Health, full page: (LINK). Automatic translation from Chinese.]


    Guangdong Province reported one new fatal case of human infection with avian influenza H7N9 virus

    2014-03-05 17:17:46 / Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission


    Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province on March 5 briefing, the Guangzhou new confirmed cases of H7N9 avian influenza case of human infection.

    The case is a male, 75 years old, Guangzhou locals live in Panyu District, Guangzhou City. Due to multiple organ failure died on March 1; confirmed retrospectively on March 3.

    An earlier Foshan City case, confirmed on February 5, was discharged on February 28; a Guangzhou case, confimred on February 11, was discharged on February 27; a February 14 confirmed case also was discharged on February 28.

    A Guangzhou case confirmed on February 19, died after developing multiple organ failure on March 2.

    On March 4 Department of Health received notification of a confirmed case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza. The Patient is a female, a year and a half, long-term resident in Hong Kong, was 5 to 27 February to live in Shunde District, has been cured. Shunde District Health health department has carried out epidemiological investigations and close contacts under medical observation.


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    Re: Guangdong Province reported one new fatal case of human infection with avian influenza H7N9 virus (DOH, March 5 2014)

    Translation Google

    Do not people raise chickens at home
     
    Ocean News Time: 2014-03-06 Source: Information Times Author: Yu Shih-Lin Zhang Xiuli 
    ...
    Add one case of H7N9 bird flu deaths

    March 5, the Guangzhou Municipal Health Bureau Bulletin, Guangzhou new case of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza local cases. Before the onset keeping chickens at home with the family live poultry source of infection in patients with high probability.
      
    Patients Chen, male, 75 years old, the incidence of February 19, 21, 22 to Panyu Luopu Street West, two village health station for treatment, then patients without fever symptoms, a diagnosis of "upper respiratory tract infection." 26th sicker hospitalized Panyu District Hospital. At 13:00 on March 1 after she died. 3, 2009, CDC conducted a retrospective investigation, detection of H7N9 avian influenza virus in patients with respiratory aspirate specimens.
      
    The 5th comprehensive epidemiological investigation, laboratory results and clinical symptoms, diagnosis, people infected with H7N9 avian influenza. 21 close contacts yet found an exception. After review and verification, Chen live poultry house to check out a sample positive for H7N9 avian influenza virus, viral infection is the source of live poultry from Chen's home reared. To this end, the experts called for the city's citizens, not keeping live poultry at home, the neighborhood to do regulatory work.
      
    The deceased was a weekday street chicken slaughter poultry operators
      
    3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, reporters rushed to the West Third Street, Panyu District, longan Village Luopu Street, under the guidance of a nearby neighborhood, came to the longan Third Street 65. Nearby neighborhood told reporters that the deceased Mr CHAN usually live in the house. Reporters saw the house in 65, a lot of feathers will not spacious tightly blocking the road, but also on a lot of feathers stained thick blood. Seen from the bars on the door in, clean house with a lot of pile cages and other debris.
      
    Liu told reporters, who lives nearby, these feathers are deceased stacked in here, no one has to clean up. "Before, when he was still a day will clean up, and now people are gone, there is nobody up." Liu said Chen old man is February 21 onset of. "At the time he said himself cough, like a cold, we have advised him to go to the village health stations look."
      
    After checking the health station, Chen old man went home that night, said to be the common cold, to do business as usual the next day to go. "He's a chicken trader, every week there from Chung Village batch of chicken, then every day in front of the house to kill a part of, the rest at home to support." Neighbor Ms Ho said.
      
    Much to our surprise the 23rd, Chen old man's condition worsened, there has been a headache, fever and so on. He hastened to Panyu District Central Hospital Luopu Branch treatment. "Later the others have not seen until March 4, suddenly the health sector who come to us, if we are to accept checks, we know that he had died of bird flu and now we are a bit scared, so they did not Those who dared to touch a feather. "neighborhood mother reluctantly said Wu.
      
    Doctors Health Station: currently registered for the implementation of suspected patients
      
    4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the reporter came to the old man do who have examined the deceased Chen Luopu Street West Village health stations. Within the health station, the reporter saw the old man at the time of diagnosis doctor Chen Guo. Dr. Guo told reporters that Chen old man very mild symptoms, he did not have to consider the direction of the avian flu. "Some patients cough at that time, but did not, and I said he had contact with poultry experience, so I do not have to consider the direction of the avian flu."
      
    Dr. Guo told reporters, February 22, he found the old man after Chen's condition has not improved, it is suggested that he go to the big hospital clinics. "After all, we just health stations, facilities not advanced enough, they still go to the big hospital of insurance."
      
    March 4, doctors learned that Chen Guo old man suffering from bird flu because the news of the death, after receiving the news, he immediately took emergency measures. "Now all patients with flu symptoms, I would recommend to their antiviral Tamiflu." Dr. Guo said, but because the drug to 18 yuan / tablets, so most patients choose to eat. "I have no recourse but to get them at a book signing, which means that they themselves do not want to eat."
      
    CDC appeal: Do not raise chickens at home
      
    Chen, a few days after the onset of what is still a diagnosis of "upper respiratory tract infection," and finally resulting in delays in treatment. In this regard, the Guangzhou CDC officials say, the patient started to keep up with respiratory infection symptoms are very similar, "In the beginning the onset of his symptoms are very mild, and no symptoms of high fever appeared, but the old man is also the basis of a history of its own , low resistance, the condition changes rapidly, so the primary hospital diagnosis does not come out all at once. "the responsible person, then ask the patient in Guangzhou will continue to strengthen contact with live poultry history, and found suspected cases, it is recommended by a doctor as soon as possible nerve ammonia acid inhibitor class of drugs to prevent exacerbations, and also advised the public to see the doctor fever colds should take the initiative to inform the doctor history of exposure to live birds.
      
    Guangzhou CDC urged the public to try to reduce the chance of contact with live poultry, never at home, chickens, chicken would be at risk of infection. If you find that residents of the home have chickens, it is recommended to Management Committee complaints and reports.

    zhttp://news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-03-06/070329635508.shtml
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