Friday, January 10, 2014

Likely HOSPITAL ACQUIRED H7N9 Bird Flu in Hong Kong

Story out of Hong Kong today of a 1 yr old boy in critical condition in Hong Kong's Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He diagnosed with Influenza B and admitted to the Hospital on on December 24th. His condition improved after treatment. On Jan 4th the boy's fever returned and his respiratory samples tested positive for Influenza A. Its reported that there is no history of travel and his home contacts are asymptomatic, an indication that the authorities suspect that this is a now a H7N9 case.

"His condition deteriorated and was subsequently transferred to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit for further management on January 9. The boy is now in critical condition."

It appears obvious that this is a hospital acquired infection; not a good time to be in Hong Kong.


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