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Volume 19, Number 11—November 2013


Mild Illness in Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus–Infected Poultry Worker, Huzhou, China, April 2013

Huakun Lv1, Jiankang Han1, Peng Zhang, Ye Lu, Dong Wen, Jian Cai, Shelan Liu, Jimin Sun, Zhao Yu, Heng Zhang, Zhenyu Gong, Enfu Chen, and Zhiping ChenComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Hangzhou, China (H. Lv, Y. Lu, J. Cai, S. Liu, J. Sun, Z. Yu, Z. Gong, E. Chen, Z. Chen); Huzhou Municipal Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Huzhou, China (J. Han, P. Zhang, D. Wen); the 11th Chinese Field Epidemiology Training Program, Beijing, China (H. Zhang)

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Table 2

Demographic and screening information for workers who culled avian influenza A(H7N9)–infected chickens at a live market, Huzhou city, Zhejiang Province, China, April 16, 2013*

Variable No. workers, N = 60
Age, median y (range)
36 (22–57)
Male sex
Government worker 10
Police officer 21
Code enforcement officer
Transient symptoms, April 8–16
Mild cough 6
Mild cold 1
Upper respiratory infection† 1
Itchy throat 2
Dizziness (feeble) 2
Muscular soreness, diarrhea
Oral temperature <37.5°C
Pharyngeal swab sample negative for A(H7N9) virus 60

*A co-worker not listed here became ill 6 days after culling, and on April 16, the day of this survey, he was confirmed to be infected with influenza A(H7N9) virus.
†This worker’s illness was diagnosed by a clinician on April 10, 2013.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.