Via SZnews.com: Shenzhen confirmed the first case of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu. Excerpt from a Google translation (but I have no idea what the "patient in Europe" phrase really means):
December 19, 2013, Shenzhen confirmed the first case of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza. 19, the CDC informed the media this situation.
It is reported that patient in Europe, male, 38 years old, worker, living in Longgang District, South Bay Street. December 9, due to a fever cough clinic near their home for treatment, no significant improvement; 12, 2009, to South Bay Hospital for treatment and hospitalization; the 13th Municipal People with severe pneumonia transferred to hospital for treatment; 18, Shenzhen Disease Prevention Under the control center for patients infected with human respiratory specimens positive for H7N9 avian influenza nucleic acid; same day, by the Guangdong Provincial Disease Prevention and Control Center to review consistent results. 18 pm, the patient was transferred to the Third People's Hospital for further treatment, is currently in critical condition.
CDC area, said after receiving the report, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the organization immediately carry out epidemiological investigations of 135 cases were implemented in close contact with medical observation and preventive medication oseltamivir, No abnormal situation.
Reporters learned that occurred in the city of Shenzhen high risk of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza sporadic cases. CDC experts said, after the winter weather is getting cold, the virus is more active in the outer environment, survive longer, CDC experts believe that the high risk of occurrence of sporadic human infection Shenzhen H7N9 bird flu cases, may at any time There are new cases appear.
After analysis, experts believe that the Shenzhen Municipal Center for Disease Control confirmed the first case of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu cases there are four main reasons: Shenzhen's first human cases have occurred, the surrounding cities of Shenzhen, Dongguan (two cases), Huizhou (one case), and Hong Kong region (two cases) cases have been reported five cases, and there may be cases in Hong Kong, Dongguan and Shenzhen are associated with; December 10, Shenzhen H7N9 detected in some samples collected outside the nucleic acid-positive poultry market in environmental samples; Shenzhen population and material flows frequently, a large amount of poultry sales and transportation, to a certain extent, increased risk of infection; Shenzhen is located in the main migratory route, with the potential risk of spread of the epidemic.
Therefore, the city improved disease control experts reminded the public awareness, actively carry out prevention. However, since the transmission of the virus from the birds to humans is still, yet found between continuing with the ability to spread from person to person, so people infected with H7N9 bird flu continued to show sporadic, low-risk community outbreak occurs, people do not need to panic.