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Rescue 27 days first Taiwanese people dyed H7N9 died

A Taiwanese businessmen to work in mainland China, diagnosed in early February infected H7N9 avian influenza, after 27 days of hospitalization, the condition continued to deteriorate last night due to multiple organ failure died, is the case of 5 cases of H7N9 case 2 died, is the first Taiwanese.

Deputy Director of the Hospital Authority, Mr Lo Yijun (pictured). (Central News Agency)

Weifu Ministry of Health announced in early February a 69-year-old Kaohsiung Taiwan businessmen, January 23 to work in Yangjiang City, Guangdong Province, China, due to fever, chills, 2 days after returning to medical treatment, test the new influenza A Negative, 29 start fever, cough with sputum, respiratory asthma and other symptoms, once again medical diagnosis of suspected pneumonia, February 1 hospitalized disease once again informed of a new type of influenza, the second only to detect H7N9 positive, then admitted to the intensive care unit treatment The

Subsequently, the Department of Health found that Taiwan-infected H7N9 influenza virus mutation, the existing influenza, fluole and other antiviral drugs with drug resistance, so the project to apply for a new Japanese antiviral drugs for patients to use.

The Deputy Director of the Hospital for Disease Control, Dr Lo Yijun, said today that the patient was treated by an intensive care unit and an infectious disease specialist, who continued to use antiviral drugs, respirators, leaf capsules, hemodialysis and other treatments. Failure, died on the evening of February 27, is 5 cases of domestic diagnosis of H7N9 influenza cases, the first two cases of death, but also the first Taiwanese people.

Luo Yijun said that patients with age over 60 years of age, plus a history of hypertension, severe pneumonia, persistent high oxygen demand, resistance to influenza, etc., these are known in the medical literature and H7N9 death associated with high risk factors , Even if the medical team to make every effort to treat, still unfortunately died.

Luo Yijun pointed out that the recent H7N9 cases in mainland China continued to increase, since October last year, 461 cases of H7N9 flu cases, the largest in Jiangsu Province, 128 cases, followed by Zhejiang Province, 79 cases, 52 cases of Guangdong Province, Anhui Province, 50 cases, Poultry, live poultry market exposure history, and another 1/3 no bird contact history, more than 50 years of age for the community, the mortality rate of nearly 4 percent.

The KPC reiterates that the Chinese mainland is still at the peak of the H7N9 flu, both local and businessmen who are planning to travel to the region, should be vigilant to implement personal hygiene measures such as handwashing to avoid contact with birds and poultry market.

The Commission reminds that eating chickens, ducks, geese and eggs are cooked to avoid infection. If you have any symptoms such as fever and cough, you should take the initiative to inform the airline personnel and the airport port quarantine personnel. If you have any of the above symptoms, you should go to the ward for medical treatment. The relevant information can be found on the website of the UNDCP (http: /www.cdc.gov.tw), or call the Free Epidemic Prevention Line 1922 (or 0800-001922).

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Taiwanese man dies of H7N9

Kaohsiung businessman visited China in January


(By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 69-year-old businessman who worked in China became the second person in Taiwan to die of the H7N9 avian flu, officials said Tuesday.

Of five known cases, a foreign citizen first died, making the businessman from Kaohsiung the first Taiwanese national to fall victim to the bird flu.

The man was working in the city of Yangjiang in China’s province of Guangdong last January 23 when he felt a fever and decided to return to Taiwan two days later to seek treatment.

He was diagnosed with a flu, but on January 29, his fever turned more serious and he suffered breathing difficulties, leading to the hospital treating him as a case of pneumonia.

On February 1, he began a stay in hospital, after which he was only diagnosed with H7N9 following a second battery of tests. The conclusion led to his transfer to an intensive care unit.

Because existing drugs did not seem to work in his case, the Centers for Disease Control applied for the importation of a new type of drug from Japan.

Nevertheless, the patient’s condition continued to deteriorate, and during the evening of February 27 he died of multiple organ failure, the CDC announced Tuesday. The businessman had a history of high blood pressure and was over the age of 60, two of several factors making him more vulnerable to the impact of H7N9, officials said.

The CDC cautioned visitors to China to stay away from poultry markets and to only eat thoroughly cooked poultry products.


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