Skip to comments.China reports 10 new H7N9 human cases
Posted on 01/25/2014 7:08:58 PM PST by Rabin
Ten human H7N9 bird flu, 10 (additional) newly reported on Friday, one in Beijing, one in Guangdong, one in Fujian, and seven in Zhejiang. In the first (of these) in Beijing was confirmed to have contracted H7N9 had bought pigeons and ate them before being admitted to the hospital. A 34-year-old woman in Shenzhen City had contracted the virus. She is also in a critical condition. The health authorities in Guangdong's neighboring province of Fujian also announced that a 46-year-old female in to have been sicken by the H7N9 virus, is in a critical condition. In east China's Zhejiang Province, seven human H7N9 cases were reported on Friday. All the newly reported cases, aged from 23 to 82, are in critical conditions, according to provincial health authorities.
The Zhejiang provincial capital of Hangzhou called a halt to live poultry trading in urban areas. Events such as circuses involving live animals were also suspended... Many live poultry markets in cities of Jinhua, Ningbo and Shaoxing were also closed.
Institute of Microbiology CAS said Friday, the possibility of human-to-human transmission of H7N9 virus is extremely slim. Liu Yao, "H7N9 virus infects human through respiratory tract, so (those) eating cooked poultry will not be infected,"
(Excerpt) Read more at ecns.cn ...
The death of another medical worker in China has prompted concern that the avian flu virus can spread between humans. This follows a second presumed case of human-to-human transfer.
The US is now importing Chinese chickens.
No, it isn't, YET. But the USDA has lifted its ban and imports of China-grown chicken parts could occur this coming summer. Up until now, only parts processed in China, but not originating there, have been imported into the U.S.
Ok, still time to stock up on chicken.
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
Thanks for posting this. My son goes to Beijing tomorrow, Sunday, and will be there five weeks making a documentary. I sent this article to him just now.
bg “The US is now importing Chinese chickens.”
Not to fret bg, us cities have no rural areas.