Via Zhongshan Ribao, a very rare and informative story on the aftermath of two H7N9 cases, one of them Guangdong's first: Guangdong, the first case of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu: the rehabilitation continue to sell live poultry. Excerpt from a long Google translation:
"This unheard of 'heavy flu' Let me take a trip to the gates of hell", after a lapse of more than four months, the first case of human infection with H7N9, Guangdong bird flu Dong Chen Zhu, Yokogawa Boluo in Huizhou, in the market town of recovery selling live birds of ordinary life.
Prior to August 2013, a lot of Cantonese, including their family, including the H7N9 bird flu do not understand what kind of disease? But now the avian flu from getting closer to people's lives. As of February 21 this year, the province reported a total of 74 cases have been cured 38 cases, 16 deaths, 20 patients are still in hospital.
Reporters recently visited have been cured and discharged two patients Huizhou and Guangzhou found, H7N9 bird flu has brought to them and their families is a "heavy rebirth" from the people around them and experience, you can also see people on H7N9 understanding of the process of avian influenza: from ignorant to fear from escape to become more rational and calm in the face.
Their stories: Ignorance into a small but severe cold
Chen Dong bamboo, originally a side dish Boluo Yokogawa town retail live poultry market to do business. August 3, 2013 in the evening after closing the file, she felt unwell, general fatigue, weakness, that is suffering from a cold or too tired during the day, eating a meal of cold medicine went to sleep.
However, over the four days, the condition did not improve, but also aggravated She just went to a local big hospital. Unexpectedly, a common "cold" soon became seriously ill, August 9, Chen Dong bamboo case appears multiple organ failure.
August 9 in the evening, Chen Dong Zhu was diagnosed the first case of human infection with H7N9, Guangdong bird flu, and transferred to the treatment of Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University.
Chen Dong similar to bamboo and disease development, H7N9 bird flu first case of human infection in Guangzhou, 30-year-old Pan Qiang, in this year's January 3 but also because of "sore throat, fever, weakness" and "cold" start, after six days After treatment of the common cold, the 9th night, he appeared with severe pneumonia due to severe stay Nanfang Hospital ICU, after being confirmed as infected with the H7N9 avian influenza.
How are infected with the H7N9 bird flu? The same problem plagued the two families. Contact history of patients showed Chen Dong Zhu is with his family in the chicken slaughter live poultry market to do business, to live every day with live birds in one place.
The Pan Qiang, a tofu business in Tianhe District, Guangzhou Sha East market is the market of live poultry stalls next to the unloading point. Pan Qiang said he remembers New Year's Day, when he files to see some cold, "next door at the unloading chickens, a gust of wind will be an odor and feathers blowing in my face."
Pan Qiang hospitalized five days later, his 5-year-old daughter Pan ocean (a pseudonym) also started a fever, after the provincial CDC test also confirmed infected with the H7N9 avian influenza virus.
If you have access to Google Translate, by all means click through and read the whole report—not just how they fell ill and recovered, but how their own neighbours accepted them back.
Ms Chen and her husband are back in the live poultry business; she was afraid to, but none other than Dr. Zhong Nanshan told her she'd be OK now that she has H7N9 antibodies.