Thanks to A biologist for tweeting the link to this Dayoo.com report: Shanghai an old man infected with H7N9 avian influenza before the onset buy live chickens. Excerpt from a Google translation:
Shanghai Health and Family Planning Commission January 3 briefing, H7N9 bird flu case in Shanghai, reported one case of human infection. It is understood that the patient before the onset buy live chickens. Experts said that the current human infection with H7N9 avian influenza is still sporadic, the public should pay attention to protection.
According to the briefing, the patient Zhou Moumou, male, aged 86, the city residence. Confirmed on January 3, is now a city hospital for treatment. According to state regulations, from November 1, 2013 the city began infected with H7N9 avian influenza has been incorporated into human B infectious management.
Xinmin reporter called the National Planning Commission, members of the Group of influenza treatment Wei, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center expert Lu Hongzhou. According to its introduction, yesterday 14:00, he went to the hospital for the patient consultation, the patient heavy, serious lung infection, there was shock symptoms. Patients currently in the hospital for a single room isolation and treatment. Disease control departments will also conduct epidemiological investigations of their close contacts.
According to Lu Hongzhou introduced by the understanding that the patient had previously grocer and his wife to travel together to buy live chickens, live slaughter stall, two to the side watching. In addition, patients had prior contact with live poultry fever, cough and other symptoms. So far, his wife in good physical condition.