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Thursday, October 24, 2013

China reports new human H7N9 bird flu case

Via Xinhua :

A new human H7N9 bird flu case was reported on Wednesday in east China's Zhejiang Province, the second in China this autumn, according to the provincial health authority.

The patient, identified by his sirname as Chen, 67, tested positive for the virus at the Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said a statement by the authority.
A farmer from the city of Jiaxing, Chen first showed flu symptoms on Oct. 16. He is now in a serious condition and receiving treatment at a local hospital.
His is the second H7N9 case in China this month. The first, reported on Oct. 15, was also in Zhejiang. The patient, a 35-year-old man from Shaoxing county, remains in a critical condition."

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