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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:54 am 
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Beijing & CHP have reported 7 new H7N9 cases including 4 in Xinjiang.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:54 am 
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CHP notified of seven additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland
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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (December 22) received notification of seven additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) (four cases), Zhejiang (two cases) and Jiangsu (one case) from the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

The patients comprise five men and two women aged from 36 to 81. Four of them (three from Xinjiang and one from Jiangsu) died while two of them (one from Xinjiang and one from Zhejiang) are currently in serious condition. The remaining case from Zhejiang is now in mild condition and did not require hospitalisation.

To date, 454 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been confirmed in the Mainland in Zhejiang (141 cases), Guangdong (111 cases), Jiangsu (59 cases), Shanghai (42 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Fujian (23 cases), Anhui (17 cases), Jiangxi (eight cases), Xinjiang (eight cases), Beijing (five cases), Shandong (five cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Jilin (two cases), Guizhou (one case) and Hebei (one case).

"Locally, we will remain vigilant and work closely with the World Health Organization and relevant health authorities to monitor the latest developments," a spokesman for the DH said.

"In view of cases confirmed on the Mainland, members of the public should maintain good personal, food and environmental hygiene at all times during travel," the spokesman said.

"All boundary control points have implemented disease prevention and control measures. Thermal imaging systems are in place for body temperature checks of inbound travellers. Suspected cases will be immediately referred to public hospitals for follow-up investigation," the spokesman added.

Regarding health education for travellers, the display of posters and broadcasting of health messages in departure and arrival halls, environmental health inspection and provision of regular updates to the travel industry via meetings and correspondence are proceeding.

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

The public should remain vigilant and take heed of the advice against avian influenza below:

* Do not visit live poultry markets and farms. Avoid contact with poultry, birds and their droppings;
* If contact has been made, thoroughly wash hands with soap;
* Avoid entering areas where poultry may be slaughtered and contact with surfaces which might be contaminated by droppings of poultry or other animals;
* 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 (including escalator handrails, elevator control panels and door knobs); and when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing;
* Cover the nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing, hold the spit with a tissue and put it into a covered dustbin;
* Avoid crowded places and contact with fever patients; and
* Wear masks when respiratory symptoms develop or when taking care of fever patients.

The public may visit the avian influenza page of the CHP of the DH (www.chp.gov.hk/en/view_content/24244.html) for more information on avian influenza. The updated information of affected areas can be found on the following webpage: www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/global_statist ... enza_e.pdf.
Ends/Monday, December 22, 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:29 pm 
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People infected with H7N9 bird flu
Time: 2014-12-12 Source: Beijing CDC Views: 443
  First, the basic situation and characteristics of the epidemic
   Recently, the country reported many cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza. Since 2014, year 11, since January, the national new report of 10 cases of H7N9 bird flu were from Xinjiang ( 4 cases), Zhejiang ( 2 cases), Jiangsu ( 1 case), Guangdong ( 1 case), Fujian ( 1 cases) and Shanghai ( 1 case), the vast majority of cases are sporadic, about 85% of the patients had a clear history of contact with birds or live poultry business market exposure history. The city found no human infection with H7N9 avian influenza. With winter temperatures reduce the city's appearance does not exclude the H7N9 bird flu possible.
   Second, the individual prevention suggestions
  ( 1 ) pay attention to personal hygiene, keep washing hands frequently, to ensure adequate sleep and rest, increasing physical activity. Especially after contact with poultry should be thoroughly wash their hands.
  ( 2 ) minimize unnecessary contact with poultry, with special attention to avoid contact with dead poultry. When eating poultry eggs to fully cooked.
  ( 3 ) handling raw and cooked food separately, when hands are worn when handling meat, it is recommended to wear gloves;
  ( 4 ) sneezing, coughing and other symptoms of respiratory tract infection, use paper towels, handkerchiefs Cover nose and mouth; fever, cough, sore throat, general malaise and other symptoms when you should wear a mask.
  ( 5 ) If exacerbations should wear a mask to hospital outpatient fever, and the doctor told the history of the past seven days with or without contact with birds, visit the history of live bird markets and related travel history.
  ( 6 ) the elderly and infirm, especially in people with chronic underlying disease, the period of high incidence of respiratory diseases, should be minimized to the air does not circulate and crowded places. To the hospital should wear a mask.

http://www.bjhb.gov.cn/gzfwq/zhfw/wsaqt ... 103634.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:29 pm 
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Four more bird flu deaths reported in mainland

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Four mainlanders have died of H7N9 bird flu and three have been infected, taking to 454 the number of people who have been sickened by the virus across the border.
But the situation is unusual in that mainland authorities have not reported to the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health any outbreaks in poultry, which should be standard.

The bird flu virus usually jumps from chickens and other birds to infect humans.

The Centre for Health Protection said last night that it had received notification of the seven new cases five men and two women aged from 36 to 81 of the H7N9 strain.

Four were in Xinjiang, two in Zhejiang and one in Jiangsu, officials of the National Health and Family Planning Commission told the center.

Four of them three from Xinjiang and the one from Jiangsu had died. Two, one from Xinjiang and one from Zhejiang, are in serious condition.

The remaining sufferer from Zhejiang showed mild symptoms and did not need to be admitted to hospital.

Of the 454 confirmed incidences of the H7N9 bird flu, Zhejiang has been worst hit with 141 cases while Guangdong has counted 111.

"Locally, we will remain vigilant and work closely with the World Health Organization and relevant health authorities to monitor the latest developments," a spokesman for the Department of Health said last night.

Hong Kong residents are reminded to observe good personal, food and environmental hygiene when visiting the mainland.

All boundary control points have thermal imaging systems to catch feverish travelers, and "suspected cases will be immediately referred to public hospitals for follow-up investigation," the spokesman said.

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_deta ... 41223&fc=2

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