(Reuters) - Two people in southwest China
have tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus and are critically
ill, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, citing the Chinese health
A 21-year-old woman and
31-year-old man in Guiyang had tested positive for the highly pathogenic
H5N1 virus on Sunday after developing symptoms on February 2 and
February 3 respectively, Xinhua cited health authorities as saying.
are in critical condition and medical workers are carrying out
emergency treatment," the health ministry was quoted as saying. "No
epidemiological connections have been found between the two cases."