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2017-10-21 7:12:15


China: CHP notified of human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Hunan
submited by kickingbird at Sep, 9, 2017 8:43 AM from CHP, Hong Kong

     The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health of HongKong is (September 8) monitoring a notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission that an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) was recorded from September 1 to 7 in Hunan, and strongly urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

     The 67-year-old male patient in Zhangjiajie had onset on August 27 and was admitted to hospital for severe pneumonia. He had exposure to a live poultry market before onset.

     Travellers to the Mainland or other affected areas must avoid visiting wet markets, live poultry markets or farms. They should be alert to the presence of backyard poultry when visiting relatives and friends. They should also avoid purchasing live or freshly slaughtered poultry, and avoid touching poultry/birds or their droppings. They should strictly observe personal and hand hygiene when visiting any place with live poultry.

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