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1 New Case of Avian Flu Found in Zhejiang
2013-11-30 10:46:11

Date of issue: Nov. 29, 2013

  The Department of Health of Zhejiang Province announced on Nov. 28 that 1 new case of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu had been confirmed in our province on 27th. This is the 50th case of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu reported in our province in 2013.

  Patient Zhang, male, 57, resident of Anji, Zhejiang, had high fever and went to the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University. On Nov. 27, he was confirmed to be a case of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu.

  The reporter learned that the patient now has symptoms of respiratory failure, shock, lung failure, etc. The medical staff are doing all they can to save the patient in a negative pressure ward and have treated the patient with an artificial lung. The patient is still in danger.

  According to epidemiological investigation, this patient has 6 chickens at home. It can be inferred that his H7N9 virus was likely to have come from them. The public health professionals have killed the poultry.

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