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Taipei CDC reported a new imported human case of avian influenza H7N9 from China Jiangsu (April 22 2014)

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  • Taipei CDC reported a new imported human case of avian influenza H7N9 from China Jiangsu (April 22 2014)

    [Source: Taipei Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, full page in Chinese: (LINK). Automatic translation. h/t @Makoto_au_japon]

    Taipei CDC reported a new imported human case of avian influenza H7N9 from China mainland


    Disease Control Department today (April 22) evening confirmed an imported H7N9 influenza cases.

    The Case is a resident in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province in mainland China, 44 years old, woman:
    • on April 17 Taiwanese immigrants that have a dry cough, fever and muscle aches and other symptoms when traveling, not fever upon arrival, the day because of physical discomfort first went to a clinic, New Taipei City see the doctor,
    • on 18 April nausea, vomiting and fever,
    • on April 19 and then to a hospital for medical treatment, the left side of the chest X-ray showed pneumonia with pleural effusion,
    • on April 20, accompanied by the leader of the ambulance go to a medical center aboard continue to receive treatment, the day began to cast Tamiflu, and to notify the Department of Disease Control, suspected H7N9 influenza,
    • on April 22, the test results to determine today at 7:30 pm; currently ongoing in negative pressure isolation ICU treatment, the condition worse.

    After the outbreak investigation, the case came to Taiwan ago to traditional markets in Liuhe District of Nanjing to buy chicken carcasses, not living with his family five people developing symptoms, other patients with a history of diabetes.

    The patients with the group members (including Taiwan tour guide and driver) of 34 people, members of Taiwan is still continuing the established itinerary, expected April 24 exit; press release as of the time so far, those who have no symptoms.

    Illness Department said cases in Taiwan during the tour, visited Taipei, New Taipei and Nantou County and other counties of the attractions, the Agency has acquired the disease in detail the history of travel and hotel accommodation information once, and actively grasp the travel period contacts, access to patients being carved another flight to Taiwan's manifest information.

    The department has started through the control center and the local health district officers who travel for a period of time to investigate, and strive to really grasp all possible close contacts and inventoried tube, other health care hospital for the treatment of patients and other related contacts, has been investigated and inventoried; would provide influenza antiviral agents to close contacts.

    Public health workers for all close contacts caught giving full health education and H7N9 influenza independent health management notice and actively track to lift the tube, if contact occurs with fever, cough, influenza-like symptoms, please wear a mask for medical treatment, and initiative to inform the physician contact history. The department carved being informed WHO and inform the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong and Macao contact window through IHR contact window.

    China since last April 3 onwards will; Following the case to the Department of (102) two cases of H7N9 flu in April 24 and December 31, the date of confirmed cases of H7N9 influenza third case of confirmed cases in mainland China imported "H7N9 flu" as the fifth class of infectious diseases, a cumulative total of 576 cases so far reported cases, three of which infectious cases (including 1 death cases), 573 cases of H7N9 test negative.

    Number of cases of H7N9 influenza in China since the first six weeks of this year (February 2) from the downward trend of recent sporadic cases of sporadic distribution of provinces also decreased; Chinese mainland and Hong Kong H7N9 has so far accumulated last autumn after October 1 confirmed 290 cases, including 102 cases in Guangdong Province, Zhejiang Province, 92 cases, 23 cases of Jiangsu Province, Hunan Province, 20 cases, 17 cases of Fujian Province (including one case in Zhejiang Province shifted), Anhui Province, 10 cases, 8 cases in Shanghai, Guangxi 3 cases (including one case in Guangdong Province shifted), two cases in Beijing, Guizhou Province, one case (Zhejiang province shifted), one case of Jilin Province, Shandong Province, one case (Jiangsu Province shifted), Hong Kong (10 cases in Guangdong Province are shifted) . Currently the department for human bird flu outbreak travel recommendations Hunan Province in China, Anhui, Jiangsu, Guangdong, Fujian Province, is the second stage: Alert (Alert), the remaining provinces (excluding Hong Kong and Macao) remains the first stage NOTE: (Watch).

    The department plans to once again remind people of the affected areas, it is important to implement good hygiene practices such as hand washing, avoiding contact with birds, especially not to pick up dead birds, eating chickens, ducks, geese and eggs to be cooked in order to avoid infection.

    When you return home if fever or flu-like symptoms, they should inform the airline personnel and airport and port of quarantine officers; such as after returning the above symptoms should wear a mask and seek medical advice and inform the physician contact history and travel history. Latest epidemic diseases and other related information can be found in the Agency website ( ) the "H7N9 flu Corner" and "International Travel Information" area, or call the toll-free hotline and caring people informed epidemic 1922 ( or 0800-001922) contact.

    The draft date :2014-04-22 - Update Date :2014-04-22 - Maintenance Unit: Public Relations Office