Apr 26, 2022 08:55 PM (GMT+8) · EqualOcean
The National Health Commission reported on April 26 that a human case of H3N8 avian influenza was found in Henan Province. The patient, male, 4 years old, now lives in Zhumadian City, Henan Province. Before the onset, the patient raised chickens and crows at home, and there were wild ducks around his home. Fever and other symptoms occurred on April 5, and the patient was admitted to the local medical institution for treatment on April 10 due to the aggravation of the condition. On the 24th, the China CDC tested the patient samples sent from Henan Province and found that they were positive for H3N8 avian influenza virus. Henan province carried out medical observation and sampling detection on close contacts of children, and no abnormalities were found. The National Health Commission has guided Henan Province to carry out prevention and control according to relevant plans, and organized experts to carry out risk assessment. According to the preliminary assessment of experts, the H3N8 avian influenza virus is of avian origin and has not yet had the ability to effectively infect people. H3N8 virus has been detected in horses, dogs, birds and seals all over the world, but no human cases of H3N8 have been reported. The epidemic is an occasional bird to human cross species transmission, and the risk of large-scale transmission is low. Experts suggest that the public should avoid contact with dead and sick birds in daily life and try to avoid direct contact with live birds; Pay attention to food hygiene, and separate raw and cooked food during food processing; Improve the awareness of self-protection. Those with fever and respiratory symptoms should wear masks and see a doctor as soon as possible.
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