Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

China - CHP notified of 4 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland - probably all previously known

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • China - CHP notified of 4 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland - probably all previously known

    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (May 10) received notification of four additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) with onset of symptoms between March 27 and April 12 from the National Health and Family Planning Commission, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

    The patients comprise two men and two women aged 5 to 67 and two of them (one man and one woman) died. Two cases are from Zhejiang, one is from Fujian and one is from Jiangsu.

    From 2013 to date, 640 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities. Regarding the third wave in the Mainland since November 2014, a total of 200 cases have been reported, including 72 in Guangdong, 40 in Fujian, 40 in Zhejiang, 18 in Jiangsu, eight in Anhui, seven in Xinjiang, six in Shanghai, three in Jiangxi, two in Hunan, two in Shandong, one in Guizhou and one in Hubei.

    "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.

    The DH's Port Health Office conducts health surveillance measures at all boundary control points. 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 display of posters and broadcast of health messages in departure and arrival halls as health education for travellers is underway. The travel industry and other stakeholders are regularly updated of latest information.

    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.

    http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/2...1505100401.htm

  • #2
    I am not adding these cases to our list because I think we have at least 3 of the 4 listed. The Jiangsu case may be new or may be case #646 residing in Jiangsu but hospitalized in Shanghai. The above announcement has no detail and encompasses 2 months.

    We already have the March cases accounted for. I am waiting for the April month-end provincial reports, including Jiangsu.
    "May the long time sun
    Shine upon you,
    All love surround you,
    And the pure light within you
    Guide your way on."

    "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
    Aristotle

    “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
    Mohandas Gandhi

    Be the light that is within.

    Comment

    Working...
    X