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China - Macao announces new H7N9 case hospitalized after travel from Zhongshan, Guangdong province - January 12, 2017

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  • China - Macao announces new H7N9 case hospitalized after travel from Zhongshan, Guangdong province - January 12, 2017

    Health Bureau confirmed a case of imported human infection H7N9 avian influenza cases

    The Health Bureau today (January 12) confirmed a case of imported human infection with H7N9 avian influenza and appealed to the public for precautionary measures. The patient is a 72-year-old female patients, Macao residents, have high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic diseases, usually live in Zhongshan Wu Guishan Township, South Ma Xicun; from January 8 onwards fever, cough and other symptoms, Zhongshan three rural hospital And hospitalized, on January 9 discharged on his own, January 10 morning by family drive to Gongbei, and then by the wheelchair served after the gate to call the ambulance to the Earl of General Hospital Accident and Emergency Department for treatment; the patient was not said to have contact with poultry ; The patient was diagnosed with pneumonia on the same day admission; the patient's nasopharyngeal secretions samples by the public health laboratory tests, confirmed today on the H7N9 avian influenza virus positive. Patients are still fever, the disease in general, is now arranged in the isolation of the general hospital ward Yan Jue accept isolation treatment. Today, the medical staff asked, the patient said that in the home of Zhongshan have chickens, and often to the local market for live chickens to buy 餸. The epidemiological investigation, the Health Bureau has so far identified 43 close contacts and 23 general contacts. The close contacts included three family contacts of the patient, four firefighters carrying the patient to the hospital ambulance, four inpatients with adjacent beds during hospitalization, and 32 caregivers for the care of the patient. According to the latest scientific data of the latest H7N9 and the results of the exchanges between Hong Kong and Guangdong Province on the 5th of this month, close contacts are required to receive prophylactic antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) for 5 days, The patient was last exposed to wearing a mask and receiving medical observation for 10 days. The general contact person is a person who has visited the hospital, the hospital and other related inpatients and health care workers, general contact from the last contact with the patient since wearing a mask and medical observation 10 days. The Health Bureau is further investigating the situation of contacts. Health authorities have informed the health authorities in Guangdong and Hong Kong that the health bureau will continue to maintain close contact with the health authorities in the country and neighboring areas and the World Health Organization to monitor the epidemic and the outbreak of the epidemic in Macao and Hong Kong. Through cross-sectoral and public- Prepare for prevention and preparedness for avian influenza epidemic in neighboring areas or Macao. Based on past experience, the Health Bureau expects the H7N9 avian influenza activity to become more active in the near future. The following appeal has been made to the people of Macao: ? Avoid visiting markets or farms where bird flu has recently been reported in the H7N9 bird flu epidemic area;
    ? Avoid contact with birds, their secretions and excreta; if contact occurs, wash hands immediately;
    ? Do not buy or carry unqualified birds;
    ? Do not eat poultry meat, offal, blood products and eggs that have not been thoroughly cooked;
    ? Pay attention to personal hygiene and wash hands frequently;
    ? In case of fever, cough, dyspnea and other symptoms, wear a mask and consult a doctor as soon as possible and give the doctor details of the trip history and animal contact history.
    For more information on Influenza A H7N9 avian influenza, can be found in the Health Bureau website ( ) or call the hotline 28700800 Health Department infectious disease within Bangongshijian.

    Provider: Health Bureau
    Launch Date: 2017-01-12 23:59:00

  • #2
    This is the 2nd confirmed export from Guangdong province into Macao recently. The first case was:

    #816 - Male, 58, onset November 20, stall owner exposed to infected chickens tested positive December 13 in Macao, stable condition, from Guangdong provinceCHP rpt 20/12/16 WHO rpt 19/12/16


    • #3
      I think ?Earl of General Hospital? should be "The Hospital Centre of C.S.J" or "Centro Hospitalar Conde de S?o Janu?rio". please confirm.