BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- A man in Beijing has been confirmed to have contracted H7N9 bird flu, the first case reported in the city this year, authorities confirmed on Friday.
The city's disease control and prevention center said the man tested positive for H7N9 bird flu on Thursday night.
He is receiving treatment at Ditan Hospital.
The center said the patient had bought pigeons and ate them before being admitted to the hospital.
Additional information is not available.
It is the first human H7N9 case reported in Beijing this year. Last year, a seven-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy were confirmed to have caught the flu strain in the city on April 13 and May 28. No deaths were reported.