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  • China - 2 more bird flu H7N9 cases in Guangdong province - February 3, 2015

    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (February 3) closely monitoring two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) notified by the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC), and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

    According to the GDHFPC, the male patient aged 56 in Guangzhou and the 9-month-old female patient in Zhongshan were hospitalised for management in critical and stable condition respectively.

    To date, 506 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, respectively in Zhejiang (146 cases), Guangdong (144 cases), Jiangsu (63 cases), Shanghai (44 cases), Fujian (28 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Anhui (17 cases), Jiangxi (nine cases), Xinjiang (nine cases), Shandong (six cases), Beijing (five cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Jilin (two cases), Guizhou (one case) and Hebei (one case).

    "Locally, we will remain vigilant and work closely with the World Health Organization and relevant health authorities to monitor the latest developments," a spokesman for the DH said.

    All boundary control points have implemented health surveillance measures. Thermal imaging systems are in place for body temperature checks on inbound travellers. Suspected cases will be immediately referred to public hospitals for follow-up. The DH's Port Health Office has enhanced body temperature checks with handheld devices.

    Regarding health education for travellers, the display of posters and broadcasting of health messages in departure and arrival halls, environmental health inspection and provision of regular updates to the travel industry and other stakeholders will be enhanced.

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

    The public should remain vigilant and take heed of the advice against avian influenza below:

    * Do not visit live poultry markets and farms. Avoid contact with poultry, birds and their droppings;
    * If contact has been made, thoroughly wash hands with soap;
    * Avoid entering areas where poultry may be slaughtered and contact with surfaces which might be contaminated by droppings of poultry or other animals;
    * 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 (including escalator handrails, elevator control panels and door knobs); and when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing;
    * Cover the nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing, hold the spit with a tissue and put it into a covered dustbin;
    * Avoid crowded places and contact with fever patients; and
    * Wear masks when respiratory symptoms develop or when taking care of fever patients.

    The public may visit the pages below for more information:

    * The CHP's avian influenza page (www.chp.gov.hk/en/view_content/24244.html); and
    * Global statistics and affected areas of avian influenza in the CHP's website (www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/global_statistics_avian_influenza_e.pdf). Ends/Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    http://www.chp.gov.hk/en/view_content/38194.html

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    Added two cases of H7N9 cases in our province
    2015-02-03 18:05:00 Ben





      According to the Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission report, February 3, 2015, the province of Guangzhou, Zhongshan City, the new one cases were H7N9 cases. Stuart patients (male, 56 years old), living in Haizhu District of Guangzhou City, February 2 diagnosed cases of H7N9, now Guangzhou designated hospital hospitalized in critical condition; patients with the text of a (female, 1 year old), live in Zhongshan , February 2 diagnosed with H7N9 cases, Jiangmen City, the designated hospital now hospitalized in stable condition.

    http://www.gdemo.gov.cn/yjdt/gdyjdt/...203_208973.htm


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      Guangzhou Zhongshan each reported one case of H7N9 cases

      2015-02-04

      Nanfang Daily (Reporter / correspondent Cao Si / Guangdong Health Letter) Guangdong Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission briefing on the 3rd, Guangzhou, Zhongshan, respectively, reported one case of H7N9 cases.

      Case 1: Stuart, male, 56 years old, currently residing in Haizhu District, Guangzhou. February 2 diagnosed with H7N9 cases, the patient is currently in critical condition in hospitals in Guangzhou admitted to hospital.

      Case 2: The text of a female, 9 months old, now living Zhongshan. February 2 diagnosed with H7N9 cases, the patient's condition is currently stable, in Jiangmen City, admitted to inpatient hospitals.

      zhttp://epaper.southcn.com/nfdaily/html/2015-02/04/content_7398552.htm
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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        Zhongshan, Jiangmen baby diagnosed with H7N9 infection

        Only nine months old, and now Central Hospital for isolation and treatment, currently in a stable condition

        Author: Xiong Xiaoyan

        Source: Southern Metropolis Daily, Wednesday, February 02 2015 04
        Editor: Southern Edition: JB03 version Name: Zheng Wen

        Yesterday afternoon, the reporter learned from the CDC, Jiangmen City, the first case of H 7N 9 confirmed cases this year, Jiangmen, Zhongshan Guzhen Cao admitted to three villages a 9-month-old baby girl.

        Southern News reporter Xiong Xiaoyan Yesterday afternoon, the reporter learned from Jiangmen City CDC, the first case of H 7N 9 confirmed cases this year, Jiangmen, Zhongshan Guzhen Cao admitted to three villages a 9-month-old baby girl. January 30, after it was diagnosed as suspected cases admitted to the Central Hospital of Jiangmen immediately taken separately treated in isolation. As of press time yesterday before, the baby in a stable condition and has a fever, appetite returned. Because patients with no history of direct contact with poultry, the current source of the disease is still under investigation.

        Recurrent fever clinic sent Jiangmen

        According to the Southern reporter learned that the first case diagnosed Zhongshan H 7N 9 patients for a just over 9-month-old baby girl Xiao Qian (a pseudonym). Because parents busy with work, Xiaoqian weekdays care by her mother, have been almost daily with her mother to the market to buy a dish. About January 20, Xiao Qian began fever, cough accompanied by sputum phenomenon, the family thought it was caused due to cold weather, they take their child to a nearby clinic for treatment. But the diagnosis nearly one week, the child is still no significant improvement in symptoms, even recurrent fever symptoms.

        Because near Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Jiangmen Central Hospital, and also within the scope of the local Medicare designated hospitals, at 21:30 on January 27th or so, Xiao Qian was sent to the Central Hospital pediatric clinic of their parents. According to the Central Hospital of the relevant person in charge, sending children attending evening there runny nose, cough symptoms, parents saying no history of direct contact with poultry. After doctors diagnosed in children with acute bronchial pneumonia admitted to hospital. During the subsequent treatment, the child's condition has not deteriorated.

        Was diagnosed with H 7N 9 cases

        January 30, Jiangmen City, CDC influenza patients in general screening, they collected samples Xiaoqian. After testing and found the results to be positive, the diagnosis of suspected cases. The message by the H 7N 9 patients admitted to hospitals designated Jiangmen Central Hospital leadership attaches great importance to the hospital immediately organized a relevant expert group consultation, and patient use of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) treatment, while its into a single room isolation from the general ward.

        January 31, CDC experts once again taken a Xiaoqian "swab" for testing, the results are still positive. Night around 10:30, after the consent of their families, the center will Xiaoqian transferred to Children's Hospital intensive care unit. Yesterday afternoon, the Provincial Health Planning Commission informed Xiaoqian on February 2 H 7N 9 cases diagnosed, the patient's condition is currently stable, in Jiangmen City hospitals admitted to hospital.

        Need twice tested negative before discharge

        According to the Central Hospital of the relevant person in charge, "from the hospital to the present, the situation of children are relatively stable, admission her lungs were full of crackles (rales appear, indicating that the patient still has inflammation of the respiratory system exist), fever, cough, fatigue more easily, poor appetite. after treatment, it has been significantly improved lung inflammation, not burned, and appetite began to recover. "In order to ensure the safety of children, hospitals are organized every expert consultation, medical The group also often meet to discuss treatment options and disease reporting daily to the leadership and responsible person.

        The official also explained that, although the situation is now stable in children, but for the sake of security, the need to go through two H 7N 9 nucleic acid detection and the result was negative after before discharge. Yesterday, the hospital has a sample submission for testing. It is understood that Cao three villages where the children of the village for the town is more developed, almost every day before the onset of the children were taken to the jolly lady, may be exposed to the live poultry. But now, the real cause of infection by the CDC in charge of Zhongshan City, the result is still under investigation.

        Although H 7N 9 will not person to person, but the heart of the hospital or their mother, her mother made a correlation detection, findings were negative, uninfected.

        http://epaper.nandu.com/epaper/M/htm...819.htm?div=-1
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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