Latest News:  

English>>China Society

Beijing confirms first H7N9 infection

(China Daily)

09:28, April 14, 2013

Doctors give medical treatment to a seven-year-old girl infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu at the Beijing Ditan Hospital in Beijing, April 12, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

Beijing confirmed its first H7N9 infection on Saturday, while health authorities are closely watching a case in Shanghai to figure out whether the virus can be transmitted between people.

In the capital a 7-year-old girl is in stable condition after being treated at Beijing Ditan Hospital. Her parents, who sell poultry, are in quarantine but are fine so far, the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau commented on Saturday.

There was one new case in Shanghai, two in Jiangsu province and two in Zhejiang province. It's the first time Beijing has reported a case, bringing the total number of infections to 49 by 5 pm on Saturday, with 11 deaths.

According to the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau, the girl from Beijing's northeast Shunyi district, was coughing, had a fever, headache and a sore throat on Thursday morning. She was hospitalized in the afternoon for a pulmonary infection and later transferred to the intensive care unit as her condition deteriorated.

Early on Friday morning, the hospital reported the case and sent specimens from the girl to the center for disease control and prevention in Chaoyang district, which determined it was a case of the Influenza A virus, before forwarding the findings to the city's Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The city's CDC found H7N9 in the specimen that afternoon, and sent it to the China CDC for further confirmation. The latter confirmed the infection early Saturday morning.

Though the girl is still in intensive care, her body temperature has dropped from 40.2 C to 36.8 C, said the city's health bureau.

"We gave her the drug Tamiflu within 15 hours after she showed symptoms," Cheng Jun, spokesman for Ditan Hospital, confirmed to China Central Television. "We also turned to traditional Chinese medicines to treat her condition."

【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】 【5】

Latest development of H7N9 in China[Special]

We Recommend:

Shine on stage - Wuju Opera in photos

The 'milky river'- seriously polluted water

Terminal care - Go gentle into that good night

Photo story: Terminally ill man and his snack shop

New born tiger cubs meet with tourists in Jiangsu

Dawn of living dead in funeral stunt

China's weekly story (2013.3.23-3.28)

Floating bridge dates back to Song Dynasty

'How are you, my child'- loss of the only child


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Naval escort taskforce starts visit to Morocco

  2. Venezuela reinforces security for elections

  3. India Gems and Jewellery Fair 2013 held in New Delhi

  4. Beijing's new H7N9 case brings total number to 44

  5. Shops in scenic town back in business

  6. Beijing girl with H7N9 infection in stable condition

  7. Beautiful old stone village - Yuxian

  8. Costumes of Miao ethnic group displayed in Nanning

  9. Speeches and cream on foreign tour

  10. Bird flu takes toll on poultry industry

Most Popular


  1. Survivors say SARS lesson mustn't be forgotten
  2. Chinese takeover not threat: German research
  3. Is strong trade data too good to be true?
  4. Hit film triggers discussion on giving birth abroad
  5. Philanthropists donate less as economy slows
  6. New media trend for Chinese language study in US
  7. Follow-up work needed for yuan's going global
  8. Boao Forum for Asia makes China, world closer
  9. Devoted to a life defending nation
  10. Errors in urbanization must be avoided

What’s happening in China

Bird flu takes toll on poultry industry

  1. Beijing confirms taxi fares to rise
  2. Shanghai seizes 6,000 tonnes of foreign waste
  3. Mother's labor camp lawsuit court hearing begins
  4. War victims' monument targeted by developer
  5. Failed bank robber blames a broken heart