China Reports 19-Year-Old Soldier Hospitalized with Bird Flu

From AP, via International Herald Tribune:

A 19-year-old Chinese soldier has been hospitalized with the H5N1 strain, the Health Ministry announced Saturday.

The soldier, identified only by the surname Cheng, was hospitalized May 14, five days after suffering a fever and cough, the ministry said on its Web site. It said he was still being treated.

The statement gave no indication where the soldier lived or how he might have contracted the disease. [Full Text]

May 26, 2007, 6:00 PM
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