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  • China - CHP notified of additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong - March 10, 2016

    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (March 10) received notification of an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel. The patient is a 37-year-old man who lives in Jieyang.

    "H5 and H7N9 avian influenza viruses can cause severe infections in humans. Due to the seasonal pattern, our risk assessment shows that the activity of avian influenza viruses is expected to remain at a high level in winter months. Human H5N6 and H7N9 cases have been recorded in the Mainland since this winter. Locally, birds positive for H5N6 and an imported human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) were also detected this winter. The public, particularly poultry traders, travellers and those who may visit the Mainland, should be highly alert. Do not visit poultry markets or farms. Avoid poultry contact. We will continue to monitor the regional and global disease situation," a spokesman for the CHP said.

    From 2013 to date, 708 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities.

    http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/2...1603100378.htm

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    Guangdong Province, H7N9, H5N6 outbreak communications (March 10)

    2016-03-10 10:14:38 Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission | Views (59 ) | text background color:

    [Letter] Guangdong healthfont



    This week (March 3 to March 10 10:00) province reports new H7N9 cases, 1 case of male patients was 37 years, Jieyang City Huilai County. Unreported new H5N6 cases. Up to now, the province reported a total of 2016 H7N9 cases, nine cases (compared with the same period in 2015 decreased 86.9%), 3 cases were cured, 3 died;

    H5N6 cases, 3 cases were cured in 1 case, 2 deaths. Experts advise: the public should remain vigilant, take the following measures to prevent H7N9 / H5N6. To wash their hands: after contact with poultry, wash hands before meals and after. To cook: poultry and eggs should be cooked before eating. To early treatment: If fever, cough, headache, general malaise and other respiratory symptoms, to early to the nearest health institution for treatment. If before contact with birds, to take the initiative to tell the doctor. Do not eat dead poultry. Do not buy poultry products from unknown sources. As far as possible to avoid live bird markets.

    http://www.gdwst.gov.cn/a/yiqingxx/2016031015092.html





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    • #3
      Reported 2 days ago- Is a school teacher and is hospitalised in Shantou, exposure- visited a students home with positive H7 respectively [link not working],

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        Huilai County, Jieyang City, Guangdong: Microblog: Huilai found a case of H7N9 bird flu, friends pay attention to prevention , 2016-03-08 Sound of Huilai

        March 6, 2016 Huilai County town Shimengkeng a male elementary school teacher in Shantou hospital diagnosed H7N9, with insiders, the teacher to student home because home visits accidentally infected farms. Relevant departments have made ​​contingency measures for the first time, the county government also received reports of Shantou University Hospital .


        http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MjM5MDc1Mzg0MQ==&mid=402207069&idx=1&sn=37 5e2125dcab0b4335546be10caa378f&3rd=MzA3MDU4NTYzMw= =&scene=6#rd



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          This area is a very close location to a media report of a case yesterday here.


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