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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:06 pm 
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JIDC paper cites recent H7N9 cluster involving two HCWs and a patient in Shantou, Guangdong Hospital.

http://www.jidc.org/index.php/journal/a ... 99485/1244

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:21 pm 
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A recent cluster of infections in
a hospital setting in Shantou, China, is worth
discussing (Table 1). Two attending physicians in a
respiratory unit at a local hospital developed
pneumonia-like symptoms on the same day in early
February. One of them was subsequently diagnosed
with H7N9 and developed ARDS. The other physician
did not develop ARDS and had a milder course of
illness. Repeated testing for H7N9 remains equivocal
and sero conversion will be used to determine H7N9
infection status of this patient. Both patients had no
known recent exposure to live poultry. A third patient
who also spent time in the same respiratory unit in
early February has tested positive for H7N9 and had
no known recent exposure to live poultry.
The identification of an index case of H7N9 in the
respiratory unit has not been established and the
relationship of these cases with each other is currently
under investigation. This cluster of infections suggests
that new H7N9 variants may pose a risk for health care
workers and care givers and special precautions should
be employed when treating suspected and confirmed
H7N9 patients during the third wave.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:23 pm 
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Emerging Problems in Infectious Diseases
The Third Wave: H7N9 Endemic Reassortant Viruses and Patient Clusters
Yisu Liu1$, St├ęphane G. Paquette2,3$, Li Zhang1$, Alberto J. Leon1,2, Weidong Liu4, Wu Xiuming5, Linxi Huang6, Suwu Wu7, Pengzhou Lin6, Weihong Chen7, Xibin Fang7, Tiansheng Zeng1, Nikki Kelvin8, Amber Farooqui1,9, David J. Kelvin1,2,3,9,10
1 Division of Immunology, International Institute of Infection and Immunity, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, Guangdong, China
2 Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3 Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4 Department of Infectious Diseases, Second Affiliated Hospital of Shantou, Guangdong, China
5 Intensive Care Unit, the First Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, Guangdong, China
6 Intensive Care Unit, the First Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, Guangdong, China
7 Intensive Care Unit, Shantou Central Hospital, Shantou, Guangdong, China
8 Dipartimento di Storia, Scienze dell'Uomo e della Formazione Universita di Sassari, Italy
9 Deptartment of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
10 Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Immunopathology, China
$ These authors contributed equally to this work.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:23 pm 
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Abstract
Southern China experienced few cases of H7N9 during the first wave of human infections in the spring of 2013. The second and now the
third waves of H7N9 infections have been localized mostly in Southern China with the Guangdong province an epicenter for the generation
of novel H7N9 reassortants. Clusters of human infections show human-to-human transmission to be a rare but well-documented event. A
recent cluster of infections involving hospital health care workers stresses the importance of care givers utilizing personal protective
equipment in treating H7N9 infected or suspected patients.
Key words: H7N9; Influenza; Pnuemonia
J Infect Dev Ctries 2015; 9(2):122-127. doi:10.3855/jidc.6759
(Received and Accepted 17 February 2015)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:04 pm 
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niman wrote:
A third patient who also spent time in the same respiratory unit in early February has tested positive for H7N9 and had no known recent exposure to live poultry.

Daimou patients (male, 60 years old), living Shantou area, there high blood pressure, gout and other medical history, February 11 diagnosed cases of H7N9, now Shantou designated hospital hospitalized in critical condition.

http://www.gdemo.gov.cn/yjdt/gdyjdt/201 ... 209402.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:14 pm 
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Bulletin of Meizhou case is a 51 year old man surnamed Feng, Parkinson syndrome, the address for the Fengshun County of Meizhou City, February 20th was diagnosed cases of H7N9 patients in critical condition, at present, in the city of Shantou designated hospitals in.

Shantou, the patient was a 51 year old man surnamed address history, Jinping District of Shantou city. In February 20th, H7N9 was diagnosed in the present case, patients in critical condition, in the city of Shantou designated hospitals in.

http://www.chinesedishes.tk/archives/15568

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:16 pm 
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A 48-year-old woman from Jinping District in Shantou City was diagnosed with the disease on Friday. She was hospitalized but in critical situation, the provincial health and family planning commission said in a press release.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015 ... 631369.htm

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