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China reports new human H7N9 case

English.news.cn   2014-01-05 19:49:55            

HANGZHOU, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- A human case of H7N9 was reported in east China's Zhejiang Province on Sunday, the provincial health and family planning commission said in a statement.

The patient is a 34-year-old woman surnamed Cai, who is from the city of Zhuji. She was confirmed to be infected with the bird flu virus on Saturday.

By 1 p.m. on Sunday, she was still in critical condition at a local hospital, the statement said.

This is the first case to be reported in Zhejiang this year. In November, two cases were reported in the province.

It is the second case to be reported in China this year.


Goose meat tests positive for H7N9 in Chinese city

GUANGZHOU, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Samples of goose meat taken from a Guangzhou market in south China's Guangdong Province have tested positive for H7N9 avian influenza.

Two goose meat samples and one sewage water sample from two poultry booths in a wet market in Zengcheng, a satellite city of Guangzhou, tested positive, Guangdong Provincial Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) confirmed on Sunday. Full story

Chance of H7N9 outbreak remains low, experts say

BEIJING, Dec. 24 (Xinhuanet) -- The risk of an outbreak of the H7N9 bird flu virus is relatively low in Guangdong, despite reports of four new cases of the virus within five days last week, health experts said on Monday.

Zhang Yonghui, director of the Guangdong Provincial Disease Control and Prevention Center, expected sporadic infections of the bird flu virus in the coming months because winter and spring are the peak periods. Full story

Editor: Yang Yi
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