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Tibet reports first human H7N9 avian flu case - April 8, 2017

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  • Tibet reports first human H7N9 avian flu case - April 8, 2017

    Xinhua | Updated: 2017-04-08

    LHASA -- A human infection of H7N9 bird flu has been reported in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, the local health authority said Saturday.

    The patient, a 41-year-old migrant worker from neighboring Sichuan Province, was diagnosed on April 3 and is in quarantine at Tibet's Third People's Hospital in Lhasa, the regional health and family planning commission said on its website.

    The man had been involved in the trade of live poultry since arriving in Lhasa in February.

    His symptoms were reported to the regional disease prevention and control center on April 2, and his condition was confirmed on April 3. He is the first human infection of H7N9 bird flu in Tibet.

    Following the diagnosis, live poultry trading has been suspended across the region. All those who had been in close contact with the patient are under medical observation.

    H7N9 is a bird flu strain first reported to have infected humans in China in March 2013. Infections are most likely to strike in winter and spring.
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    Government report:

    Lhasa City, a case of H7N9 cases

    Source: original Published: 2017-04-07 17:04:11
    On April 3, 1 case of human infection with H7N9 virus was confirmed in the Tibet Autonomous Region. The patient is male, 41 years old is Sichuan migrant workers, since February 2017 into Tibet, has been engaged in live poultry trade. At present in the autonomous region infectious disease specialist hospital third people hospital hospital isolation treatment. April 2, found the suspected cases, the autonomous region CDC immediately sampled to carry out laboratory testing, and sent to the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention for laboratory review to confirm the existence of H7N9 virus. April 3, the autonomous region Health and Health Committee organized clinical medicine, epidemiology and virology experts consultation, combined with clinical manifestations of patients, epidemiological history and laboratory test results, diagnosed with human infection H7N9 cases.
    After the outbreak of the epidemic, the regional party committee and government attach great importance to the regional party secretary Wu Yingjie, deputy secretary of the regional party committee, chairman Qi Zala, deputy party secretary of the autonomous region, executive vice chairman Ding industry is personally arranged to deploy, Vice President Deji, Chairman and other autonomous regions to lead the front line command. In accordance with the principle of territorialization management, the district health hygiene committee, agriculture and animal husbandry, industry and commerce and other 17 autonomous regions H7N9 defense joint control work group members in close cooperation, and actively respond, take effective measures to treat patients, to prevent the spread of the epidemic. Including the closure of the live poultry market, the suspension of live poultry trade; to carry out close contact with patients and high-risk exposure of the follow-up survey and symptom monitoring; to strengthen medical institutions at all levels, clinics and fever and unexplained cases of pneumonia case monitoring reports and other measures. Human infection H7N9 cases of high mortality, can be transmitted through the respiratory tract and close contact, is a kind of animal-borne diseases, mainly through contact with live birds and infection, spread between people very weak. The epidemic is an occasional case, our area has taken effective measures to control the spread of the epidemic, the risk of epidemic is very low, but does not rule out the possibility of occasional cases.


    • #3
      As for the case, we can say the fact(s) on this patient is;

      Sex: Male
      Age: 41 years old
      Surname: not opened
      Diagnosed date and place: Apr. 3, 2017 in Lhasa city, Tibet
      Residential address: Sichuan province.
      Exposure to the live poultry: Yes
      He has been working in live poultry trade business since his coming to Tibet in February.
      Hospitalized place: The 3rd People's Hospital which is one of designated infectious disease hospital(s).
      Last edited by sharon sanders; April 9, 2017, 07:45 AM. Reason: typo