Title: #HK CHP closely monitors #human case of #avian #influenza #H7N9 in #Guizhou.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human case in Guizhou province of China.
Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).
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CHP closely monitors human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guizhou
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (February 23) closely monitoring an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guizhou, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
According to the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guizhou Province, the patient, aged 51, in Qiandongnan, had live poultry contact before onset.
There is a likely risk that environments with live poultry in the Mainland might be contaminated with avian influenza viruses.
Travellers to the Mainland or other affected areas must avoid visiting wet markets, poultry markets or farms. They should be alert to the presence of backyard poultry when visiting relatives and friends. They should also avoid purchase of live or freshly slaughtered poultry, and avoid touching poultry/birds or their droppings. They should strictly observe personal and hand hygiene when visiting any place with live poultry.
The public may visit the CHP's pages for more information:
- the avian influenza page,
- the weekly Avian Influenza Report, global statistics and affected areas of avian influenza,
- the Facebook Page and
- the YouTube Channel.
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; China; Guizhou; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.