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  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update (WHO, November 6 2013)

    WHO ‏@WHO 15m

    China has notified WHO of 2 new laboratory-confirmed #H7N9 cases in Guangdong and Zhejiang #influenza

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  • #2
    Re: WHO: China notified two new H7N9 human cases in Guangdong and Zhejiang, via twitter

    Probably these last 2 cases:

    #138 - Man, 67, farmer, living in Xiuzhou. Onset date: October 16. Currently hospitalized seriously ill in Jiaxing. Zhejiang province

    #139 - Boy, 3.5, Sichuan Suining living in Changping Town, Dongguan, sampled through routine surveillance on November 4, with mild symptoms. Guangdong Province

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=202713
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    • #3
      Re: WHO: China notified two new H7N9 human cases in Guangdong and Zhejiang, via twitter - probably last 2 cases previously posted on FT

      The case #138 has been already reported by the WHO on October 24 2013: http://www.who.int/csr/don/2013_10_24a/en/index.html

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      • #4
        Re: WHO: China notified two new H7N9 human cases in Guangdong and Zhejiang, via twitter - probably last 2 cases previously posted on FT

        Well then...I don't know...we will just have to watch the situation....thanks Giuseppe.
        "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.

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        • #5
          Re: WHO: China notified two new H7N9 human cases in Guangdong and Zhejiang, via twitter - probably last 2 cases previously posted on FT

          Originally posted by sharon sanders View Post
          Well then...I don't know...we will just have to watch the situation....thanks Giuseppe.
          The URL at post #3:

          The patient is a 67-year-old man from Zhejiang Province. He is a farmer, and has had contact with live poultry. He became ill on 16 October 2013, was admitted to a local township hospital on 18 October 2013, and was transferred to another hospital on 21 October 2013 as his condition deteriorated. He is currently in a critical condition.

          WHO cannot post a duplicate message, or not?

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          • #6
            Re: WHO: China notified two new H7N9 human cases in Guangdong and Zhejiang, via twitter - probably last 2 cases previously posted on FT?

            Sure they can. Probably a mistake. ?

            But honestly...if the latest case was discovered by routine testing then there are probably many more cases. So.......
            "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.

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            • #7
              Re: WHO: China notified two new H7N9 human cases in Guangdong and Zhejiang, via twitter - probably last 2 cases previously posted on FT?

              2013-11-05 16:44
              ..Since mid-October, the province Shaoxing and Jiaxing City, has confirmed one case of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza, the province next few months may still be sporadic new cases...http://translate.googleusercontent.c...tpB30Ggu4HDb4A
              CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

              treyfish2004@yahoo.com

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              • #8
                Re: WHO: China notified two new H7N9 human cases in Guangdong and Zhejiang, via twitter - probably last 2 cases previously posted on FT?

                Originally posted by Treyfish View Post
                2013-11-05 16:44
                ..Since mid-October, the province Shaoxing and Jiaxing City, has confirmed one case of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza, the province next few months may still be sporadic new cases...http://translate.googleusercontent.c...tpB30Ggu4HDb4A

                October 23 2013 case: http://www.zjwst.gov.cn/art/2013/10/...62_396053.html

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                • #9
                  Re: WHO: China notified two new H7N9 human cases in Guangdong and Zhejiang, via twitter - probably last 2 cases previously posted on FT?

                  I am sure we are missing cases since this child was discovered through routine testing and has mild symptoms.

                  I think our focus should be on what people can do to protect themselves this flu season since there is no vaccine available for any populations.

                  "Add a zero" to what numbers we see confirmed.
                  "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.

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                  • #10
                    Re: WHO: China notified two new H7N9 human cases in Guangdong and Zhejiang, via twitter - probably last 2 cases previously posted on FT?

                    hat tip Shiloh

                    From CIDRAP:

                    snip


                    "Second case in Zhejiang

                    Very few details were available about the second case-patient, who is from Zhejiang province. The first news of the detection came from WHO Twitter posts, which said China had notified it of two new lab-confirmed H7N9 cases in Guangdong and Zhejiang.

                    Gregory Hartl, a WHO spokesman, said in separate Twitter posts that the two H7N9 cases were reported from different parts of China on the same day. "Winter is starting," he said."

                    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=213330
                    "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.

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                    • #11
                      Re: WHO: China notified two new H7N9 human cases in Guangdong and Zhejiang, via twitter - probably last 2 cases previously posted on FT?

                      There is still nothing mentioned on the Zhejiang province site about a new H7N9 case since the October 23rd case announcement.
                      "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.

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                      • #12
                        Re: WHO: China notified two new H7N9 human cases in Guangdong and Zhejiang, via twitter - probably last 2 cases previously posted on FT?

                        Additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Zhejiang notified by NHFPC

                        The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) has been notified by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Zhejiang affecting a woman aged 64.

                        The patient became ill on October 30 and is currently receiving treatment in hospital in critical condition. Her sample tested positive for the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus upon testing by the relevant health authority of Zhejiang and the case was subsequently confirmed.

                        To date, a total of 138 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been laboratory confirmed in the Mainland, including Zhejiang (49 cases), Shanghai (33 cases), Jiangsu (28 cases), Jiangxi (six cases), Fujian (five cases), Anhui (four cases), Henan (four cases), Shandong (two cases), Hunan (two cases), Beijing (two cases), Guangdong (two cases) and Hebei (one case).

                        A spokesman for the DH remarked that the CHP is closely monitoring the situation and maintaining close liaison with the Mainland health authorities for case details, as well as keeping a close eye on the latest advice from the World Health Organization (WHO).

                        "Locally, no confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been recorded so far," the spokesman stressed.

                        Travellers, especially those returning from avian influenza A(H7N9)-affected areas, with fever or respiratory symptoms are reminded to immediately wear facial masks, seek medical attention, and reveal their travel history to doctors. Health-care professionals should also pay special attention to patients who might have had contact with birds, poultry or their droppings in affected areas.

                        In response to the human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in the Mainland, port health measures have been implemented at all border control points (BCPs) and health information is being disseminated to travellers through various means including display of posters on avian influenza A(H7N9) in departure and arrival halls, distribution of health education pamphlets, in-flight announcements, enhanced environmental health inspection, provision of regular updates to travel industries via meetings and correspondence, surveillance of sick travellers and referral of suspected cases to public hospitals for further investigation.

                        The DH will continue to maintain its port health measures at all BCPs and keep a close eye on the latest advice from the WHO and the measures of the Mainland inspection and quarantine authorities to strengthen its work in disease prevention and control according to the latest situation.

                        The spokesman also urged travellers not to visit wet markets with live poultry in the affected areas and to avoid direct contact with poultry, birds and their droppings. If contact has been made, they should thoroughly wash their hands with soap and water.

                        Members of the public should remain vigilant and are reminded to take heed of the following preventive advice against avian influenza:

                        * Poultry and eggs should be thoroughly cooked before eating;
                        * Wash hands frequently with soap, especially before touching the mouth, nose or eyes, handling food or eating; after going to the toilet or touching public installations or equipment such as escalator handrails, elevator control panels or door knobs; or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing;
                        * Cover the nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing, and hold the spit with a tissue and put it into a covered dustbin;
                        * Avoid crowded places and contact with fever patients; and
                        * Wear a mask when respiratory symptoms develop or when taking care of fever patients.

                        The public may visit the CHP's avian influenza page (www.chp.gov.hk/en/view_content/24244.html) and its website (www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/global_statistics_avian_influenza_e.pdf) for more information on avian influenza-affected areas.

                        Ends/Wednesday, November 6, 2013
                        Issued at HKT 11:10

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                        • #13
                          Re: WHO: China notified two new H7N9 human cases in Guangdong and Zhejiang, via twitter - probably last 2 cases previously posted on FT?

                          [Source: World Health Organization, full page: (LINK). Edited.]


                          Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

                          D.O.N. / 6 November 2013


                          The National Health and Family Planning Commission, China notified WHO of two new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

                          The first patient is a three-year-old boy from Guangdong Province who had contact with live poultry. He became ill on 29 October 2013, was admitted to a local hospital on 31 October 2013, and transferred to another hospital on 4 November 2013. He is currently in a stable condition.

                          The second patient is a 64-year-old woman from Zhejiang Province who is a farmer and had contact with live poultry. She became ill on 30 October 2013, was admitted to a local hospital on 31 October 2013, and was transferred to another hospital on 3 November. She is currently in a critical condition.

                          To date, WHO has been informed of a total of 139 laboratory-confirmed human cases with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection including 45 deaths.

                          Currently, six patients are hospitalized and 88 have been discharged.
                          So far, there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

                          The Chinese government has taken the following surveillance and control measures:
                          • strengthening of epidemic surveillance and analysis;
                          • deployment of medical treatment;
                          • conducting public risk communication and information dissemination;
                          • strengthening international cooperation and exchanges; and
                          • is continuing to carry out scientific research.
                          WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event, nor does it currently recommend any travel or trade restrictions.


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