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03/20/2016

Shanghai confirms yellow fever case

Shanghai's municipal health and family planning commission on Friday confirmed the city's first case of yellow fever reported this year.

 

The patient, a 46-year-old man from the eastern province of Jiangsu, first experienced fever symptoms on March 5 while in Luanda, capital of Angola, where he contracted the virus.

 

He sought medical treatment after returning from the African country to China on March 7.

 

The man tested positive for yellow fever at the Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday and the infection was confirmed by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.

 

According to the commission, the patient has suffered liver damage but is in stable condition.

 

Yellow fever is an acute viral disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes and mostly found in tropical regions of Africa and Central and South America.

 

A panel of experts from the Shanghai disease control and prevention authority evaluated the case, concluding the risk of transmission and spreading is fairly low, as it is not mosquito breeding season.

 

The symptoms of the disease include fever, jaundice, and bleeding.

 

China's National Health and Family Planning Commission on Sunday confirmed the nation's first yellow fever case this year in Beijing.

 

The patient, a 32-year-old man from east China's Zhejiang Province, had also returned from Luanda.

 

Shanghai's municipal health and family planning commission on Friday confirmed the city's first case of yellow fever reported this year.

 

The patient, a 46-year-old man from the eastern province of Jiangsu, first experienced fever symptoms on March 5 while in Luanda, capital of Angola, where he contracted the virus.

 

He sought medical treatment after returning from the African country to China on March 7.

 

The man tested positive for yellow fever at the Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday and the infection was confirmed by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.

 

According to the commission, the patient has suffered liver damage but is in stable condition.

 

Yellow fever is an acute viral disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes and mostly found in tropical regions of Africa and Central and South America.

 

A panel of experts from the Shanghai disease control and prevention authority evaluated the case, concluding the risk of transmission and spreading is fairly low, as it is not mosquito breeding season.

 

The symptoms of the disease include fever, jaundice, and bleeding.

 

China's National Health and Family Planning Commission on Sunday confirmed the nation's first yellow fever case this year in Beijing.

 

The patient, a 32-year-old man from east China's Zhejiang Province, had also returned from Luanda.



    Editor:Justine | Source: Xinhua


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