China Reports First Human Bird Flu Case in Months – Reuters

From Reuters:
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A 37-year-old farmer in eastern China has been confirmed to have contracted the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the country’s first human case of avian influenza in months, the Health News said on Wednesday.

The country has reported a total of 22 human cases of bird flu, including 14 fatalities, since 2003.

In the latest case, a man surnamed Li developed symptoms of fever and pneumonia on Dec. 10 and was discharged from hospital on Saturday in Tunxi in Anhui province after a full recovery, the Health News said.
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View AP’s report: “China reports farmer survived deadly strain of bird flu” says, “The report did not say whether Li worked with poultry or whether infected birds were found. Human cases of bird flu have been traced to birds but experts fear the virus could mutate into a form that can pass among people, triggering a pandemic…”

January 9, 2007 8:53 PM
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