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China: 1 new H7N9 case in Zhejiang

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  • China: 1 new H7N9 case in Zhejiang


    Zhejiang Province, one case of human infection with the H7N9 new bird flu cases
    2014-06-23 19:08:00

    Source: Health Bureau

    Health Bureau said, according to the health department informed the Mainland, Zhejiang add one case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza. According to the briefing, the patient is a market greengrocer, 51-year-old male resident of Taizhou in Zhejiang, there are live poultry exposure history, on June 2 confirmed infections admitted to hospital on June 20, is currently in critical condition.

    449 cases were diagnosed across the country people infected with H7N9 bird flu cases, of which at least 158 ​​cases of death. Regional local infections occurred since October 2013, including: Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Hunan, Shanghai, Beijing, Anhui, Jilin, Shandong, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia have imported cases. The Australian side, so far, all test results were negative for influenza A H7N9.

    Although Macao is no case of human infection, but in order to get the maximum protection of public health, the Government has launched the emergency response mechanism, to take a series of preventive measures. The Health Department will continue and the country's health sector and neighboring regions, the World Health Organization to maintain close contact, surveillance and outbreak of Macao over the country, and through intersectoral and public-private partnerships, neighborhood or Macao as soon as bird flu do occur better prevention and preparedness. Under the current circumstances, the Health Bureau is expected to continue for some time to the mainland will be more people infected with influenza A H7N9 bird flu, do not rule out the emergence of cases Australia, Health Bureau has requested all medical institutions and medical personnel to closely monitor, if suspected cases should be timely detection or referral; also made the following appeal to all Australian citizens:

    ? Avoid visiting the recent H7N9 avian influenza outbreak area markets, farms and other birds have a place to sell or display;

    ? Avoid contact with birds and their secretions, excretions; case of contact should wash their hands immediately;

    ? Do not buy, carry without quarantine birds;

    ? Do not eat undercooked poultry meat, offal, blood products and eggs;

    ? attention to personal hygiene, wash hands frequently;

    ? If symptoms of fever, cough, breathing difficulties, should wear a mask, a doctor as soon as possible, and to detail the history of travel and contact history animal doctor.

    For more information about the influenza A H7N9 avian flu, can be found in the Health Bureau website ( or call the Health Department infectious disease hotline 28700800 during office hours.