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  • Taiwan confirms 3rd imported H7N9 case

    [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.



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    Re: Taiwan confirms 3rd imported H7N9 case

    Taiwan confirms 3rd imported H7N9 case (update)

    2014/04/22 23:17:38

    Taipei, April 22 (CNA)...

    The patient, a 44-year-old woman from China's Jiangsu Province, entered Taiwan April 17 as part of a tour group. She is currently in serious condition in a hospital intensive care unit.
    On April 18, she developed nausea and fever and sought treatment at a hospital the following day, where an X-ray showed that she had pneumonia and pleural effusion.

    On April 20, she was taken to a medical center accompanied by her tour group leader and was given tamiflu. The medical center then notified the CDC of a suspected H7N9 avian flu case.
    Chuang Jen-hsiang, deputy CDC director-general, said that the patient had purchased chicken slaughtered at a traditional market in Nanjing before coming to Taiwan.
    Taiwan confirmed its first and second imported H7N9 cases from China April 24 and Dec. 31, 2013.
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      Re: Taiwan confirms 3rd imported H7N9 case

      CDC monitoring those who had contact with H7N9 patient

      Taipei, April 23 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday that it is keeping a close eye on 96 people who came in contact with a Chinese tourist confirmed a day earlier to be infected with H7N9 avian flu.

      One of the 96 people has been plagued by fatigue and developed a fever and is undergoing further checkups and tests, with the results expected later in the day, the CDC said.

      Among the other 95 people, measures to prevent the spread of the disease have been taken to help 48 of them, said Christine Liu, director of the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Center.



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        Re: Taiwan confirms 3rd imported H7N9 case

        H7N9 ruled out in case of second Chinese tourist

        Taipei, April 23 (CNA) A Chinese tourist who fell ill with symptoms similar to those of H7N9 avian flu has tested negative for the virus, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday.

        The tourist has been plagued by fatigue and developed a fever after contact with another woman in the same tour group, who was confirmed the previous day to be infected with H7N9, the CDC said.