Thursday, April 4, 2013

10th #H7N9 bird flu case confirmed in China


HANGZHOU, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Another H7N9 bird flu case has been confirmed in east China's Zhejiang Province, the provincial health department said Thursday, bringing the country's total number of cases to 10.

The patient is a 64-year-old man from Huzhou City. He became ill on March 29 and was admitted to a hospital in Huzhou on March 31.

On Thursday, medical experts confirmed that he was infected with the H7N9 bird flu strain after the provincial center for disease control and prevention said late Wednesday that he tested positive for the virus.

An investigation has found that all 55 people who had close contact with the man have not exhibited any abnormal clinical symptoms, the department said.


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