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  • novasomes novasomes Apr 12, 2013 3:25 PM Flag

    H7N9: First suspected case in Beijing

    Beijing found the first case of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu suspected cases   

    In the afternoon of April 12, 2013, the Beijing CDC laboratory testing to confirm the Ditan Hospital treated a 7-year-old children with human infection of H7N9 avian influenza suspected cases. This is the first case of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza in Beijing found suspected cases.

    Currently, Beijing Ditan Hospital is taking active measures to treat children, children in stable condition.

    City CDC has implemented two close contacts under medical observation, flu-like symptoms is not found. In accordance with the provisions of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, Beijing Municipal Health Bureau specimens were sent to the Chinese Center for Disease Control for review, so that the final diagnosis.

    As with the post from the Hong Kong CHP just below, bear in mind that this is a suspected case—not a confirmed one. It'll be a worry if the child's case is confirmed, but so far the Beijing health authorities are just doing their job—which includes informing the world about suspected cases.

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