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21 new cases 0f H7N9

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    Posted: March 03 2017 at 6:44am
CHP notified of human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland

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      The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (March 3) received notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission that 21 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including three deaths, were recorded from February 24 to March 2. The CHP strongly urges the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

      The 17 male and four female patients, aged from 10 to 77, had their onset from February 10 to 27. The cases were from Guangdong (six cases), Anhui (four cases), Jiangsu (three cases), two cases each in Guangxi and Jiangxi, and one case each in Hubei, Hunan, Shanghai and Zhejiang. Among them, 18 were known to have exposure to poultry or poultry markets.

      Of note, according to the surveillance of the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, from February 22 to 28, among 855 environmental samples collected from 89 markets in various areas in Guangdong, 83 samples from 27 markets tested positive for H7 virus, i.e. about 30 per cent of the markets in Guangdong and 9.7 per cent of the samples were positive.
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H7N9 sickens 21 more in China over past week

Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) said today that from Feb 24 to Mar 2 the mainland reported 21 more H7N9 avian influenza cases. Earlier this week Chinese health officials said the cases in the fifth and biggest wave of H7N9 have peaked and are declining.

In its statement today, the CHP said illness onsets for the most recent cases range from Feb 10 to Feb 27. It added that the patients are in nine provinces, though most were in Guangdong, Anhui, and Jiangsu. Eighteen of the patients have a history of exposure to poultry or poultry markets.

Poultry market surveillance from Guangdong province from Feb 22 to 28 shows that, based on environmental sampling, about 30% of the markets were positive for H7 viruses, the CHP said, urging travelers to avoid poultry and live-market settings.

China has now reported at least 472 cases in the fifth wave, and imported cases were reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao.

In other H7N9 developments, CDC scientists and their counterparts in China today published an overview of China's fifth wave of H7N9 activity in an early release report in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

The authors also provide an update on recent genetic findings and cover yesterday's World Health Organization advisory group recommendation to add two more candidate vaccine viruses for pandemic preparedness. One would target the recently emerged highly pathogenic virus from Yangtze River Delta lineage and the other the low-pathogenic virus from the lineage.

The report notes that the CDC is preparing the latter candidate vaccine using reverse genetics.

Though the current public health risk from H7N9 is considered low, the group points out that, of 12 novel influenza A viruses that the CDC evaluates with its Influenza Risk Assessment Tool, H7N9 viruses have the highest risk score and are listed as a moderate-high potential pandemic risk.

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2017/03/news-scan-mar-03-2017
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Thanks, Arirish!  Hong Kong's CHP is top-notch, and not as subject to Communist Party politics as the mainland public health centers.  I trust them implicitly.

The more virus we see, the greater the chance for mutation and re-assortment.  Pure math. 

This is good for any virus geeks out there (like me!) 


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Yep, hope the CDC will be able to save some people if the Bird Flu. Hope they can keep up matching the changes in H7N9.

Then we have the fact vaccine is only 30% effective.   Some of us are going to die...just a fact.
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