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1 New Case of Avian Flu Found in Zhejiang
2013-11-10 10:20:18

Date of issue: Nov. 9, 2013

  The reporter learned from the Department of Health of Zhejiang Province that 1 new case of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu has been identified. Patient Ren, female, 64, farmer, now resides in Xiuzhou District, Jiaxing. She developed symptoms on Oct. 30 and was confirmed on Nov. 4th. She is now in serious condition.

  Up till now, 3 cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu have been reported in the second half year in our province. The first case, Patient Liu is still in critical condition, while the second case, Patient Chen is improving. The local areas have lawfully taken preventive and control measures. The three patients are under active treatment.

  The risk evaluation of the expert team of our province shows that in a short period of time, the human infections with the H7N9 avian flu in our province will be mostly sporadic. All kinds of preventive and control measures must continue. In the winter, respiratory infectious diseases will enter a period of high-incidence. The experts caution the public to put on more clothes when the temperature drops, open the windows for better ventilation, and go to the doctor when symptoms of the flu develop.

  According to the provincial Department of Health, in our country, information on 39 infectious diseases of types A, B and C is released monthly. Before the 15th of every month, the provincial Department of Health will release at its portal website reports on notifiable infectious cases and deaths which occurred in the province in the previous month, take necessary measures of treatment and control the spread of the disease according to the patient’s condition. Cases of infectious disease A must be reported within two hours via the information network system of infectious reports, and within 24 hours for cases of infectious diseases B and C. The human infection with the H7N9 avian flu in the first half of this year is a new strain of infectious disease and is treated as A disease. The provincial Department of Health will release information on every new case without delay.

  On Oct. 28, the state Health and Family Planning Commission issued a document which lists human infection with H7N9 avian flu as a type B infectious disease. Since Nov. 1st, our province has accordingly included human infection with the H7N9 avian flu in the type B infectious diseases and, in the middle of the month, releases information on the epidemic situations of the previous month at the portal website of the provincial Department of Health.

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