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    The first case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza virus confirmed in good health
    2017-01-07 10:51:00

    Macau Health Bureau issued a press release on the evening of 16, said the first case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza virus male wholesale stalls, is still in the hospital isolation and antiviral treatment alone, is currently in good health.

    Health Bureau on the 14th morning, a 58-year-old male stall owner H7N9 avian influenza virus test results were positive, confirmed infection H7N9. The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) immediately sealed off the wholesale poultry market and totally destroyed more than 10,000 live birds.

    After the incident, the patient was transported by ambulance from the Fire Department to the Isle of Wight Hospital in Isle of Wight to undergo isolation and antiviral treatment. And his wife, who is defined as a close contact, is also voluntarily subject to separate medical observation in the isolation ward of the Earl Gray General Hospital.

    In addition, other poultry practitioners in the wholesale market in Nanyue, poultry cullers of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, and firefighters who received confirmed cases were also undergoing general medical observation. Up to now, they are not any symptoms.

    The Department of Health has stated that the Government has formulated a contingency plan for avian flu and made adequate preparations, including stockpiles of antiviral drugs, personal protective equipment, facilities and equipment. (Longtu have)