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H5N1 Cluster in Jiangsu China
December 7, 2007
Patient Lu, male, the father which 52 years old, the Jiangsu Province Nanjing people, are which on December 2 diagnoses the person infect the high pathogenic birds and beasts flu case of illness. In medical inspection period evening appears on December 3 gives off heat the symptom, namely by "a pair of under pneumonia" is hospitalized to treat. On December 5, Jiangsu Province prophylaxis control center to patient respiratory tract sample examination demonstration, birds and beasts flu virus H5N1 nucleic acid masculine gender. On December 6, the China prophylaxis control center reexamines the examination to the patient respiratory tract specimen, the result for the birds and beasts flu virus H5N1 nucleic acid masculine gender.
The above translation from the China ministry of Health web site indicates the father developed symptoms Dec 2, the day his son died. His son developed symptoms on Nov 24 and was hospitalized Nov 27 and was H5N1 confirmed.
Confirmation of H5N1 in the father raises concerns of human to human transmission, because of the time gap between the disease onset dates. Transmission of H5N1 to humans in China is rarely reported. The confirmation in the son is the first this year, further supporting transmission from the son to his father.
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