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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:51 pm 
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MoHFPC cites first H7N9 cases in 2014/2015 season in Guangdong Province.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:52 pm 
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 According to the Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission report, November 28, 2014, the province, Dongguan City, the new one case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza. Dengmou patients (female, 31 years old), living in Changping Town, Dongguan City, November 28 confirmed cases of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza, now Guangzhou designated hospital hospitalized in critical condition.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:09 pm 
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Guangdong reports 1st H7N9 case in winter
English.news.cn 2014-11-28 22:14:20
GUANGZHOU, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- South China's Guangdong Province on Friday reported its first case of human infection of the H7N9 strain of bird flu this winter.

A 31-year-old woman surnamed Deng from the city of Dongguan was confirmed being infected with the H7N9 virus on Friday, the Guangdong provincial health and family planning commission said in a statement.

The patient, who is under treatment at a hospital in the provincial capital of Guangzhou, is in critical condition.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:50 am 
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China reports new human case of H7N9 bird flu
SHANGHAI Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:48pm EST

(Reuters) - China confirmed a new human infection of the deadly H7N9 avian influenza virus, state news agency Xinhua said, the first case this winter in the southern province of Guangdong.

A 31-year-old woman surnamed Deng, from the provincial city of Dongguan, was confirmed on Friday to have been infected with the virus, Guangdong's health and family commission said in a statement on its website.

The patient, in critical condition, is being treated in the provincial capital of Guangzhou, it added.

The H7N9 bird flu first infected three people in China in March 2013. Since then, it has since infected more than 450 people, killing 175 of them.

In March, police in southwestern China detained three people for spreading rumors about the bird flu strain.

(Reporting by Brenda Goh; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:03 pm 
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News Scan for Dec 01, 2014
More H5N1 cases in Egypt; H7N9 cases in China; More Dutch H5N8; H5N1 confirmed in India; US flu activity up slightly
Filed Under: Avian Influenza (Bird Flu); H7N9 Avian Influenza; Influenza, General
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H5N1 strikes 4, kills 3 in Egypt
Highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has killed three people in Egypt, say media reports today. The three adult case-patients reportedly had contact with infected birds.

Xinhua, China's new agency, reporting on a statement from Egypt's ministry of health (MOH), says the patients who died were all women: a 29-year-old from Minya province and a 25-year old and a 40-year-old, both from Assiut province. One of the latter women worked at a bird farm.

In addition, a fourth H5N1 case, that of a 2-year-old girl in Minya who has recovered, was reported in a machine translation of the MOH statement and in a BBC News story today. The translation was published on FluTrackers, an infectious disease news message board. . These reports say the 40-year-old patient was a man from Minya.

The FluTrackers item says the health and veterinary communities are working together to encourage awareness among citizens, precautions such as hand washing after handling birds, and early detection of cases.

Egypt has reported 11 H5N1 cases in humans this year, 6 of them fatal, the Xinhua story says. The FluTrackers notice puts the 2014 total at 12.
Dec 1 Xinhua story
Dec 1 FluTrackers thread
Dec 1 BBC News story



China reports two more H7N9 cases
Chinese authorities have reported two H7N9 avian flu vases in recent days, according to media reports.

A Nov 28 Reuters report said a 31-year-old woman from Guangdong province was diagnosed with the virus. , said . She is from the city of Dongguan and is hospitalized in critical condition in the provincial capital of Guangzhou.

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) confirmed the case in a Nov 28 statement and reiterated that boundary control points continue to use thermal imaging and other measures to prevent the spread of H7N9 from mainland China.

Yesterday, an H7N9 case in Zhejiang province was reported in a machine-translated Xinhua story posted by Avian Flu Diary, an infectious-disease blog. The patient is a woman over the age of 60, who contracted the virus from chickens she purchased at a live poultry market, according to the story.

The woman is from the city of Jiaxing and is hospitalized in critical condition. Xinhua reported that, following the patient's diagnosis, Jiaxing launched its emergency plan and is observing the woman's contacts for signs of infection.

China has had 462 H7N9 cases since the virus emerged in 2013, according to a case list maintained by FluTrackers. The Reuters report said there have been 175 deaths.
Nov 28 Reuters report
Nov 28 CHP update
Nov 30 Avian Flu Diary post
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