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Sunday, July 21, 2013
#H7N9 China Hebei Province Case Update
BEIJING (AFP) – A 61-year-old woman from northern China was confirmed Saturday as having contracted the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus, state media reported.
The woman, from the city of Langfang in Hebei province, developed a cough and fever on July 10 and four days later was given a diagnosis of severe pneumonia, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing a Beijing municipal health bureau statement.
The woman is receiving emergency treatment in a Beijing hospital, Xinhua said, citing the statement as saying she had frequently purchased vegetables at a local market where live poultry is also on sale.
So far, nine of the woman's family members who have had close contact with her have not exhibited flu symptoms, the report said.