Via Wen Wei Po: Shanghai confirmed one case of human infection with H7N9. Excerpt from a Google translation:
...Yesterday, the Shanghai Health and Family Planning Commission website informed that: H7N9 confirmed cases of avian influenza reported one case of human infection in Shanghai. Patients Zhou Moumou, male, 86 years old, city residence, confirmed on Jan. 3, the city is now a hospital for treatment. According to state regulations, the city starting from November 1, 2013 will be included in people infected with H7N9 avian influenza B infectious diseases management.
After the State Planning Commission flu treatment panelists Guardian, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center Professor Lu Hongzhou introduced, the patient had previously grocer and his wife to travel together to buy live chickens, let stall site slaughter, the whole process both always keep aside. The consultation confirmed that afternoon found that patient already suffering from chronic lung disease, and therefore the condition is very critical, there have been symptoms of septic shock, the hospital immediately for isolation and treatment. So far, his wife good health, disease control departments will also conduct epidemiological investigations of their close contacts.
Lu Hongzhou said that people for the first time last year, H7N9 avian influenza infection, antibodies are generally not the crowd, in other words, most people have no immunity to this virus. From last year's report has been run, H7N9 fatality rate of over 30%, on the basis of chronic diseases associated with the elderly lethality in particular. At present, H7N9 avian-human transmission has not been proven someone signs, still sporadic, the public need not panic. Period of high incidence of influenza at the moment, as long as you can pay attention to proper protection. Meanwhile, the widespread presence of the virus has been confirmed in vivo in live poultry, so avoid close contact with live poultry or wild birds.
According to the Shanghai Commission of Commerce, Agriculture Commission jointly issued a seasonal suspension of live poultry trade matters related announcement, since 2014, every year the first lunar month (this year January 31) to the Gregorian calendar on April 30, the full suspension of live poultry trade. In this regard, Lu Hongzhou suggested, "Seasonal Off" live poultry trade should be changed to "permanently closed" and prohibited inter-provincial transport of live poultry in the country, and the relevant functional departments of the urban fringe of "guerrilla live poultry team" should be strictly regulated.