" We have one confirmed case and one suspected, of which we wait for tomorrow the results of laboratory tests." So Carradori Titian, general manager of the Health of the Region of Emilia-Romagna, confirms the hypothesis of a second case of positivity for the man in this wave of H7N7 bird flu. Even if it is only suspected of conjunctivitis.
And he is a worker engaged in a poultry flock affected by avian flu (the same factory as the confirmed case), which then continued contact with infected animals in the activity of killing, programmed to contain the spread of the virus.
The confirmed case is that of carrying out the collection of eggs and poultry manure , while the case involves a suspect responsible for the transport of eggs.
"Of the 110 employees slaughter between Ferrara and Mordano - explained Carradori - 61 had already been exposed to the virus before, working in the plants affected. These 61 are checked every day from the perspective of medical and health (the other forty have control but less intensive). It was so with the diligence of the controls, which showed the two cases, and confirmed that suspicion. "
From 28 August, the day in which he accused the early symptoms of conjunctivitis, an employee of the farm Mordano that has tested positive for H7N7 avian influenza virus is locked up at home along with his entire family, is composed of other four adults. The man, along with his wife, two children and another large relative must remain in his home, is in constant contact with the doctors of the Department of Public Health of the Region of Emilia-Romagna and every day you control a fever. "