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  • China - Guangdong province announces five more human cases of avian influenza H7N9 - February 22, 2015

    Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (February 22) closely monitoring five 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 strictpersonal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

    According to the GDHFPC, five male patients aged from 51 to 57 from Meizhou, Shantou, Jiangmen, Huizhou and Heyuan are hospitalised for treatment. Three of them are in critical condition, one in serious condition and one in stable condition.

    To date, 582 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities, respectively in Guangdong (171 cases), Zhejiang (156 cases), Jiangsu (70 cases), Fujian (58 cases), Shanghai (45 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Anhui (17 cases), Xinjiang (10 cases), Jiangxi (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 or 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 (http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/glob...nfluenza_e.pdf).


    http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/2...1502220666.htm

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    5 cases of H7N9 cases new province
    2015-02-22 17:19:00 Ben



      According to the Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission report, February 20, 2015 -21 days, the province Shantou, Heyuan, Meizhou, Huizhou, Jiangmen City, one case of H7N9 cases were new. Shimou patients (male, 51 years old), living Jinping District, February 20 diagnosed cases of H7N9, now Shantou designated hospital hospitalized in critical condition; patients Hwang (male, 55 years old), live peace Heyuan County, February 21 diagnosed cases of H7N9, now designated admitted to hospital in Huizhou City, sicker; Pingmou patients (male, 51 years old), living Fengshun Meizhou City, has a history of Parkinson's syndrome, February 20 Japanese patients diagnosed with H7N9, now Shantou designated hospital hospitalized in critical condition; HuMou patients (male, 57 years old), living Huizhou City, February 21 diagnosed cases of H7N9, now designated admitted to hospital in Huizhou City stable condition; patients Chen (male, 52 years old), living Jiangmen, February 21 diagnosed cases of H7N9, Jiangmen City, the designated hospital now hospitalized in critical condition.

    http://www.gdemo.gov.cn/yjdt/gdyjdt/...222_209732.htm

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