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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Malaysia : Chinese tourist confirmed positive for H7N9, condition stable, says Subra H7N9

Via Malay Mail :

" A Chinese woman who was with a group of Chinese tourists on a visit to Sabah has been confirmed to have been infected by the Avian Infleunza A(H7N9) virus, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

Describing it as the first A(H7N9) case reported in the country , Dr Subramaniam said the 67-year-old tourist from Guangdong province in China was now receiving treatment at the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Kota Kinabalu but her condition was stable.

He clarified that this type of bird flu could only spread to humans from infected poultry and that the possibility of human-to-human infection was very remote."

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