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China - Guangdong province announces 1 more H7N9 bird flu case - February 26, 2015

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  • China - Guangdong province announces 1 more H7N9 bird flu case - February 26, 2015

    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (February 26) closely monitoring an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong 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, a male patient aged 78 in Zhaoqing was hospitalised for treatment in serious condition.
    To date, 588 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities in Guangdong (175 cases), Zhejiang (156 cases), Jiangsu (70 cases), Fujian (58 cases), Shanghai (45 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Anhui (19 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.
    Health surveillance measures have been implemented at all boundary control points. Thermal imaging systems are in place for body temperature checks on inbound travellers and the DH also conducts temperature checks by handheld devices. Suspected cases will be immediately referred to public hospitals for follow-up.
    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 are ongoing.

    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 CHP's pages below for more information:
    * The avian influenza page (;
    * The weekly Avian Influenza Report (;
    * Global statistics and affected areas of avian influenza (;
    * The Facebook Page (; and
    * The YouTube Channel (
    Ends/Thursday, February 26, 2015

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    One case of H7N9 cases new province
    2015-02-26 19:59:00 Ben

      According to the Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission report, February 25, 2015, the province Zhaoqing new one cases of H7N9 cases. Lee patients (male, 78 years old), living in Zhaoqing Sihui, have a history of chronic bronchitis, February 25 diagnosed cases of H7N9, now admitted to hospital sentinel Zhaoqing, serious condition.

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