Zhe­jiang travel ad­vi­sory up af­ter a new H7N9 case

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan has raised a travel ad­vi­sory for main­land China’s Zhe­jiang province by one level af­ter an H7N9 avian flu case was re­ported there Oct. 2, the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol (CDC) said Wed­nes­day.

The pa­tient, a 62- year- old woman, had been ex­posed to birds two weeks be­fore de­vel­op­ing symp­toms and is cur­rently un­der in­ten­sive care, the CDC said, cit­ing Chi­nese health of­fi­cials.

Is­su­ing a level-two alert for Zhe­jiang, the CDC said trav­el­ers to the province should take care­ful pre­cau­tions.

They should avoid con­tact with live or dead birds, pay at­ten­tion to per­sonal hy­giene and seek med­i­cal at­ten­tion im­me­di­ately if they de­velop symp­toms such as a fever or a cough, the CDC said.

Other cities and prov­inces in China are still on the level-one watch.

The agency uses a three-tier warn­ing sys­tem, with level three be­ing the most se­vere, mean­ing that peo­ple are ad­vised against trav­el­ing to the des­ti­na­tion.

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