H7N9 Cluster In Fuzhou Fujian Province Grows…(Tick…Tick…Tick…)

Sunday, May 5, 2013
By Paul Martin

Recombinomics.com
May 5, 2013

Patients Wie, male, 69 years old, Fuzhou, Fuqing City, Town farmers. April 29 patients palpitations, chest tightness reasons unknown origin “to stay at the Fujian Provincial Hospital April 30 after cardiac surgery, recurring fever accompanied by cough, lung infection after anti-infective therapy is still progress. May 2 sample and send Fuzhou Center for Disease Control detection, re-examination by the Fujian Provincial Center for Disease Control in the afternoon of May 4, report the cases of specimens of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid positive. In the evening of May 4, the provincial-level expert group based on the clinical performance, results of laboratory tests and epidemiological data, the diagnosis of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza confirmed cases. At present, the case is under active treatment. After investigation, as of the close contacts of the cases of 9, to take timely measures of medical observation, were not unusual.

Up to now, the province reported a total of four cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza confirmed cases were in active treatment and no deaths. Distribution of cases (n = 3) in Fuzhou, Longyan (1) two municipalities and districts in three counties (cities, districts).

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