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New H7N9 case detected in Zhejiang

By Yan Yiqi | | Updated: 2013-10-15 20:55

Another person in Zhejiang province was found infected with H7N9 bird flu, the province's health bureau said.

The bureau said on its official website on Oct 15 that the 35-year-old male patient was diagnosed with the bird flu virus.

The patient, surnamed Liu, is a white-collar worker in Shaoxing who sought medical treatment on Oct 8. He is now in critical condition.

The bureau said it will make full preparations to prevent an outburst of the virus.

It was the second such case reported in Zhejiang since late April, the health bureau said.

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