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China confirms new human H7N9 infection

Updated: 2013-10-15 15:52
( Xinhua)

HANGZHOU - One new human H7N9 avian influenza case has been confirmed in East China's Zhejiang province, local authorities said Tuesday.

It was the second such case reported in Zhejiang since late April, according to a statement from the provincial health department.

A 35-year-old man surnamed Liu tested positive for the H7N9 virus at the Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the statement.

Liu, a company employee from Shaoxing county, was admitted to a township hospital on Oct 8. He is in critical condition and is receiving treatment at a Shaoxing county hospital.

H7N9 bird flu cases in China reached 134 by the end of August. Of the cases, 45 patients have died, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

No new cases of H7N9 infection were reported on the Chinese mainland in September, according to the commission.

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