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Macao - Health Bureau follows up on bird flu virus detected in poultry wholesale market in southern Guangdong Mainland

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    Health Bureau follows up on bird flu virus detected in poultry wholesale market in southern Guangdong Mainland Chinese New Year Appeal Against H7N9 Avian Influenza

    In response to an epidemiological survey conducted by the Department of Health (DH) on the detection of H7 antigen in a batch of chickens in the Guangdong poultry wholesale market today (January 26), three persons have been identified as contact persons for the poultry, including 1 Drivers and 2 porter workers, aged between 40 and 50. The two drivers were migrant workers and resided in Zhuhai. They have now returned to the Mainland. The Health Bureau is trying to contact them. If they return to Australia, they will be released to the Mainland. Will arrange for medical observation, if left in the local will inform the local health department to follow up. The Department of Health will provide poultry practitioners in the wholesale markets tomorrow with a briefing session on health advice and follow up on their health status. In addition, in response to the current active H7N9 avian influenza in the Mainland, and the Lunar New Year holiday is approaching, a large number of people returned home or travel to the Mainland, the Health Bureau appealed to the public to raise awareness of H7N9 avian flu, avoid contact with live birds or live birds . According to the health department of the Mainland, the number of cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza increased significantly compared with that of the same period last year. More than 100 cases were recorded in January this year, and the outbreak of H7N9 bird flu was grim. Since 2013, more than 1,000 people have been infected with H7N9 avian influenza, the mortality rate of about 30%, according to the current data show that the main route of infection is still mainly from poultry transmission, human exposure to live birds or viruses contaminated environment, including Visited the live poultry market or exposed to live birds. Since September 2016, there have been cases of local infection in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Shanghai, Guangdong, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Guizhou, Shandong. The Department of Health will continue to maintain close contact with the health authorities in the country and neighboring regions and the World Health Organization (WHO) to monitor the outbreaks in various localities and in Macao and to prevent the outbreak of Avian Influenza in neighboring areas or Macau through cross-sectoral and public-private partnerships. And preparation work. Based on past experience, the Health Bureau expects the H7N9 avian influenza activity to become more active in the near future. The following appeal has been made to the people of Macao:
    1. To avoid places where poultry have been sold or displayed in markets such as markets and farms where the recent outbreak of Influenza A H7N9 has occurred;
    2. Avoid contact with birds and their secretions, excreta; if contact should immediately wash their hands;
    3. Do not buy or carry unqualified birds;
    4. Do not eat poultry meat, offal, blood products and eggs that have not been thoroughly cooked;
    5. Pay attention to personal hygiene, often wash their hands;
    6. Such as fever, cough, dyspnea and other symptoms, should wear masks, as soon as possible medical treatment, and to the doctor details of travel history and animal contact history.
    For more information on Avian Influenza A H7N9, please call the Health Bureau's website ( or call the Health Bureau Infectious Disease Hotline 28700800 during office hours.

    Information provided: Health Bureau
    Release Date: 2017-01-26 22:45:00
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