China Confirms Human Case of Bird Flu – Audra Ang
China reported a new human case of bird flu on Thursday, and the World Health Organization disputed Indonesia’s claim that the two were close to resolving a dispute over sharing virus samples that could be used to develop a commercial vaccine.
The human infection in China occurred in the coastal province of Fujian, where a 44-year-old farmer surnamed Li was diagnosed on Feb. 18 after she developed a fever and began coughing, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
It was the mainland’s first human case of bird flu since Jan. 10, when the government said a 37-year-old farmer in Anhui province in eastern China had contracted bird flu but had recovered. [Full Text]