Lung Alert: A high number of transmissions of H7N7 avian influenza A virus to humans

Navani, N.
May 2004
Thorax;May2004, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p395
Academic Journal
People exposed to chickens on Dutch poultry farms affected by H7N7 influenza A virus were asked to report signs of conjunctivitis or influenza like illness from February to June 2003. Of the estimated 3410 or more at risk, 453 had health complaints, 349 conjunctivitis, 90 influenza like illness and 67 others. Laboratory confirmation from eye and nose and throat swabs was by RT-PCR or viral culture and typing. Influenza like symptoms were reported less often in those who were A/H7 positive than in those in whom viruses could not be detected.


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