Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Taiwan urges privacy for H7N9 patient

TAIPEI, May 1 (Xinhua) -- The epidemic control authority in Taiwan on Wednesday stressed that the privacy of people infected with H7N9 bird flu, and their close contacts should be protected.

The authority made the remarks in response to the recent media exposure of some personal information about Taiwan's first H7N9 patient.

The 53-year-old Taiwanese man was confirmed to be infected with the new type of virus a week ago.

He is reported to be still under ICU treatment at the Taiwan University Hospital.

The authority called on media organizations to prudently deal with the reporting of this case and not to cause disturbance to the patient and his family members.


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