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Sunday, January 22, 2012

China : Guizhou Province confirmed case of human infection of highly pathogenic avian influenza

This is the official media release from China's Ministry of Health with regards to the latest avian influenza fatality. It's machine translated but you get idea of what is being reported :

" January 19, 2012, Guiyang Medical College Hospital treated one case of fever patients. January 22, by the Guizhou Provincial Center for Disease Control, China CDC laboratory confirmed cases of human infection of highly pathogenic avian influenza.

January 6 patients with disease exacerbations, after January 19 into the Guiyang Medical College Hospital intensive care unit for treatment. At 12:30 on January 22, the patient rapidly increased, blood pressure, sudden ventricular fibrillation, after she died. Up to now, has identified 71 close contacts were abnormal symptoms.

After the outbreak, the provincial health department attaches great importance, in accordance with provincial government requirements, under the guidance of the Ministry of Health, and actively carry out epidemic prevention and control.

One is to treat the patient; the second is to carry out further field epidemiology; Third, the close contacts under medical observation; fourth is to strengthen surveillance; five human bird flu prevention and control is good propaganda and education work.

Sixth issue of the "Guizhou Province Health Department on the strengthening of human infection of highly pathogenic avian influenza prevention and control of emergency," which requires a really good job around the prevention of bird flu preparations."

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