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In China, recorded the second wave of avian influenza in this season

20 February 2017, 11:00

In China, continued large-scale bird flu epidemic, which killed nearly a hundred people this year.

Such a massive outbreak of disease had often happened before - in 2013. This season, the epidemic is already the second time, and for about 90 patients have died since the beginning of the year.

The bird flu virus is rife in 2017, known under the designation H7N9. Total for the season, it was found about 260-270 patients with this infection.

BBC news agency notes that the Chinese authorities have taken steps to close the bird trade markets in the south and central regions of China. Simultaneously, the government has strengthened control over the transportation and disposal of the birds. The fact that a significant number of patients infected with avian influenza virus is by direct contact with domestic birds. Most often, these contacts were observed in the trading markets or bird farms.

At the moment, the Chinese authorities are urged inhabitants of the country to beware of infected birds, and not to visit factories and markets, and health care workers have received the latest information about the early symptoms of the disease likely to be able to detect avian flu in the early stages.

This season, the virus is not often diagnosed in poultry, and more - from the population. Unfortunately, in most cases the symptoms of bird flu are often ignored because people mistake them for common cold or poisoning. However, in many cases, Chinese doctors diagnosed it heavy variant of the disease, which can cause death of the patient.

The epidemic, which was incorporated in 2013, has made a lot of panic in the ranks of the Chinese people: while also became aware of the large number of victims of the disease. The population massively bought up protective masks and medicine, destroyed all poultry, residents megacities avoid crowds and public places. But now many have forgotten about this risk, so this winter, some Chinese have reacted to the information about the epidemic with nonchalance. With this in mind, the government has strengthened measures to work with the population, the number of first-aid. Doctors expect that the epidemic of avian influenza could continue until mid-spring.

Head of Center for Disease Control and Prevention No Daxin announced that the current situation with disease is under control, "the state of the epidemic peak is likely to be over. However, a certain number of diseases can be fixed before the last week of April. "

Avian influenza is considered a viral disease with a high degree of infectiousness. His cunning part is that the disease progresses without obvious signs, or "masked" by other, less serious diseases - the common cold or food poisoning. The virus is transferred chickens, turkeys and game - ducks or geese.

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